Strawberries

Strawberries are not only a scrumptious summer favorite, they’re also a lower-carbohydrate fruit that’s perfect for managing diabetes or sneaking a bit of fruit into a keto-type eating plan.

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Health Benefits


  • Increase HDL cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer.

  • Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants.

  • Sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food.

How To:

1

Pick

Look for shiny, bright red berries. The color should be a vibrant red. The leaves should be green and fresh, with no browning.

2

Prepare

  1. Carefully place strawberries into a colander
  2. Rinse under cold water and gently pat dry with kitchen towel.
  3. Remove the green tops, or hull, and enjoy!
3

Store

Strawberries are ripe and ready to eat when you buy them. Strawberries are highly perishable and should be refrigerated in their original package in the refrigerator.

Better For You Tip


Add diced strawberries to any plain yogurt for a boost in nutritional value.