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The Fruit You Need to Gorge On This Summer

It's so easy to find.

POSTEDBYAMY JOHNSON

Harry Styles said it best. Strawberries on a summer evening are a delight. Back on the market for a few weeks, this delicious red fruit is a summer essential. From tasty desserts to refreshing drinks, strawberries elevate any recipe. But the savory taste is not this berry’s only pro, it’s also slimming!

The Strawberry, One Fruit to Rule Them All?

Because of its high water content, a strawberry is one of the least caloric fruits.  It’s about 40 kcal for 100g. In comparison, a 100g portion of banana is equivalent to 89 kcal, more than double the calorie intake of strawberries. Finally something to eat without guilt!

Stuffed with antioxidants such as quercetin and kaempferol which prevent the development of bad cholesterol, strawberries are also loaded with vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C provides energy and favors collagen production. Vitamin B9 is beneficial for the nervous and immune systems. Besides strawberries possess a high content of manganese and calcium, two minerals essential for bone formation.

As you can see, strawberries are a gift that checks all the boxes: they taste wonderful while remaining good for your health. It would be wrong to deprive ourselves of them.

So next time you’re at the fruit stand, don’t hold back.

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