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The health benefits of strawberries

health benefits of strawberries

Is there anything better than scrumptious strawberries on a hot summer’s day?

Summertime means strawberries are in season. Aside from enjoying the succulent fruit on its own, bright red berries make a cheerful addition to baking and desserts as well as salads, sauces and preserves.

Here are four berry good nutrition reasons to load up your shopping trolley with these sweet, in-season beauties.

Light and lovely

Strawberries make for a perfect low-kilojoule snack, with just 131kJ (31cal) per 10 berries.

Gut guru

Just 10 strawberries give you about 10 per cent of your daily fibre needs to keep your gut in good working order.

Hydration hero

Consisiting of more than 90 per cent water, strawberries are a smart choice when the temperature starts to soar. Pop a few berries into your water bottle for a fruity flavour boost.

Immune support

Eating just 10 strawberries will provide you with more than 100 per cent of your daily vitamin C needs, supporting immune health and helping your body to absorb enough energising iron.

3 ways with strawberries

Try out these easy, dietitian-approved recipes featuring scrumptious strawbs:

Chicken, kale and strawberry salad
Try this hunger buster salad that's high in protein and fibre to keep you feeling satisfied for longer.
Pear, strawberry and pistachio crumble

Pear, strawberry and pistachio crumble

This fruity crumble is gluten-free and great for your gut.

Strawberry cheesecake French toast

Our low-calorie twist on classic French toast is perfect for a special vegetarian breakfast treat.

For more inspiration on strawberries, check out our recipe collection: 10 of the best strawberry recipes.

 

 

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