Monday, 22 October 2012

Benefits of Strawberries

Hello Health - Strawberries
As the season of summer has approached (even though it's been chilly and rainy), its a great time to start including more fruits into your diet. Im starting a new segment called Hello Health which will have some easy tips to incoroprate healthier choices.
I decided to start off with strawberries, everybody loves them and these juicy goodies are packed with so many health benefits.
Strawberry benefits:
- Packed with Vitamin C, which is a great immune booster
- Full of antioxidants, antoxidants are proven to help prevent cancer
- Vitamin C is vital to the production of collagen, keeping wrinkles at bay
- Strawberries help fight bad cholestrol
- The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in strawberries may also help to reduce inflammation of the joints
 - Strawberries regulate blood pressure
- They are a source of fibre
- Strawberries are low calories, fat free and low in sodium.
- Strawberries are important for pre-natal health as they are a source of folate.

All these amazing benefits from something so delicious! While I was researching the benefits of strawberries I came across a recipe for an acne-fighting masque from Ecouterre

Strawberry Scrub:

1/2 cup of strawberries
1 Tablespoon of honey
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
few drops of lemon juice
Mix it all together and apply to face - leave on for 15 minutes
*Strawberries are a source of salicylic acid which is found in a lot of anti-ance products

All images: Pintrest
Wether you're lounging by the pool with a bowl of strawberries or enjoying some at a tea party - eat up and know the are so good for you!
ps: you still have one week left to enter my Baobab Oil giveaway

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