Quote of the Day: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and other varieties have anthocyanins that can help reverse some loss of balance and memory associated with aging.

David H. Murdock

strawberryStrawberries – It is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness.

1 medium strawberry = 4 calories

 

Benefits: Every day, research confirms that strawberries are an important part of a healthy diet. Eating just one serving of strawberries, or about eight of these sweet fruits per day, may help improve heart health, lower the risk of developing some cancers and lower blood pressure.

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

 

MintPeppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between water-mint and spearmint.

Two tbsp = 2 calories.

Benefits: Peppermint also contains vitamins A and C as well as a number of minerals.

Pain Relief

Headaches, nerve pain, toothaches, inflammation of the joints, and general body aches and muscle pain are all thought to be relieved by the use of Peppermint. The main ingredient in Peppermint, Menthol, creates a cooling sensation when applied to the skin. As a result it can temporarily reduce minor levels of pain associated with athletic injuries, overuse or muscle pain.

Honey Mint Lime Fruit Salad

What is your favorite strawberry recipe?

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