Before I was into healthy eating and understanding what foods are better than others for you I probably would have said that strawberries were one of the ‘worst’ fruits for me. My rationale for this was that I really liked them so they probably weren’t great for me (clever rationale Pum, very scientific) and that the humble apple or blueberries would be much better (I liked them less). But I was pleasantly surprised to learn how amazing strawberries are for us and how they can support weight loss.
Strawberries are brilliant sources of vitamins C and K and give us lots of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. Did you also know that the reason strawberries are red is because of high amounts of anthocyanidin which means they contain beneficial antioxidants (said to protect against inflammation, cancer and heart disease)?
These berries also reportedly promote the production of the hormone adiponectin and leptin which are fat burning hormones that results in us having a higher metabolic rate, which can only be a good thing when trying to lose weight!
The best thing about strawberries, in my opinion, is how delicious they are. These aren’t a faddy ingredient we should try to eat more of just because they are good for us…they are soooo tasty and we want to eat them, yay!
So go on…add them to your smoothies, granola, salads and most importantly top your porridge with them!