If you ordered some of our chocolate-covered strawberries, you made a great choice. Not only are you helping benefit YMCA Camp Carson, you also have a healthier Valentine’s Day treat! Strawberries pack a wide variety of health benefits including:
• Vitamin C
Eight strawberries have as much vitamin C as an orange and can help boost your immune system and keep skin healthy.
The antioxidant plant compounds in strawberries give them their bright red color but can also help improve your heart health, regulate blood sugar, and fight bacteria.
You can get both soluble and insoluble fiber from strawberries, which helps to feed and support good bacteria in your digestive system.
• Folate (Vitamin B9)
This vitamin is crucial for healthy tissue growth and cell function and is especially important for pregnant women and older adults.
Potassium can help lower blood pressure and support healthy nerve and muscle functions and strawberries are a great source of it.