Strawberries and HealthNot only are strawberries tasty, but they are also low in calories and very nutritious. They are high in vitamin C (more than citrus fruits, ounce for ounce), which has been shown to be a deterrant to some forms of cancer and also helps prevent oxidation of LDL or bad cholesterol. They are also a good source of fiber.
Most importantly, strawberries are one of the few sources, along with grapes and cherries, of ellagic acid, a compound which has been shown to prevent carcinogens from turning healthy cells into cancerous ones.
Strawberries are fat-free and have no cholesterol. Once cup of sliced strawberries has 50 calories, 11.5 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, and 45 mg of potassium.
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