Strawberries

Healthy Smoothie Recipes with Strawberries!

About Strawberries

The common garden strawberry was originally bred in France in the 1700’s, but wild versions have been used as food and medicine long before this.  China and the United States are the largest producers of Strawberries.

Nutrition Benefits of Strawberries

Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C and manganese.  Due to their polyphenol antioxidants, some research has linked strawberries to cardiovascular health, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, blood sugar regulation, and bad-cholesterol lowering properties.

Smoothie Tip

We typically buy frozen strawberries to be used in smoothies.  They are cheaper and last a very long time.

Nutrition Facts

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Strawberries scores well for 14 health goals

This ingredient was scored for various health goals Learn more.

The Research

Cholesterol: Score 94

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Strawberries improve the blood lipid profile and lipid peroxidation in people with metabolic syndrome. Three servings of strawberries per week reduced the risk of heart attack by 33%. They reduce blood lipids and oxidative damage to LDL cholesterol.

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Circulatory System (Cardiovascular): Score 94

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Just three servings weekly of blueberries or strawberries reduce the risk of heart attack in middle-aged women by 33% compared to those eating berries once monthly or less. Strawberries reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. They decrease hardening of the arteries in people with metabolic syndrome. Strawberry leaf dilates arteries and increases coronary blood flow. Strawberry has endothelial relaxant properties.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Score 94

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Just three servings weekly of blueberries or strawberries reduce the risk of heart attack in middle-aged women by 33% compared to those eating berries once monthly or less. Strawberries reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. They decrease hardening of the arteries in people with metabolic syndrome. Strawberry leaf dilates arteries and increases coronary blood flow. Strawberry has endothelial relaxant properties.

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Stroke: Score 94

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Human: Strawberry reduced risk factors for CVD, stroke and diabetes in obese humans.

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Cancer: Score 92

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Human: Strawberries significantly decreased the histologic grade of precancerous esophageal lesions. Animal: They may protect against and inhibit esophageal cancers. They protected against cigarette smoke induced lung cancer. They can act as a good dietary and chemopreventive and therapeutic agent. In Vitro: Strawberries have antioxidant and anti-cancer activity against human prostate and oral cancer cell lines. They exhibit chemopreventive properties in esophageal squamous cell tumors.

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Heart Attack: Score 90

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Human: 3 servings weekly reduced the risk of heart attack by 33%.

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Look Younger: Score 90

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Human: Strawberry consumption raised the levels of free radical scavengers. It may suppress baseline formation of oxidants. In Vitro: It significantly reduced oxidative stress.

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Brain: Score 88

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Strawberries reverse age related declines in nerve transmissions.

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Diabetes (Type 2): Score 88

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Human: Strawberry reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes in obese people.

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Fat Loss: Score 88

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Human: They may have a therapeutic value in metabolic syndrome.

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Blood Pressure: Score 86

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all help increase the amounts of natural potassium, magnesium, and fiber you take in. Potassium research: They are high in potassium, which helps to naturally reduce your blood pressure.

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Breast Cancer: Score 86

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Animal: Strawberries can act as a good dietary and chemopreventative/therapeutic agent.

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Immune System: Score 84

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Strawberries inhibit the replication of influenza virus.

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Prostate: Score 84

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InVitro: Strawberries have antioxidant and anti-cancer activity against human prostate and oral cancer cell lines.

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How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on pubmed.gov. This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.

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What we consider when creating your scores:

  • 1Type of Study (human, animal, lab, or academic review)
  • 2Amount of Research
  • 3What the Research Says
  • 4How much of the ingredient we use (for the recipes)

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