It is officially Spring and with the change in season comes my favorite season of fruit…strawberries! Strawberry season begins in March and you’ve probably started to see the influx of this delicious red fruit in grocery stores. The best part about buying this fruit in season is that not only is it more delicious and juicy, but it is way way less expensive!
So, why should we eat strawberries anyway? What are they good for?
Strawberries have a plethora of nutrients that help our bodies. Most notable is their high Vitamin C content. Vitamin C is essential in collagen production necessary in our bodies. We also are not able to make Vitamin C in our own body, so we have to obtain it from our diet. Enter strawberries (and other citrus fruits) to bridge that gap. Strawberries also contain fantastic antioxidants that can help prevent damage of cells. And in less known nutrients, strawberries contain a good source of manganese. Manganese assists our body in skin health and metabolism.
The more you know!
Katherine Horner, MS, RD, LD, NASM-CPT, CES
Surgical Weight Loss Dietitian & Exercise Specialist