Summer CleanTox Tips: #10 - Strawberries

Packed with tons of sweet juice does fruit get any better then strawberries? Not only are they filled with flavor but they are loaded with health benefits... lets get down to it.

  • Given their unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, it's not surprising to see strong research support for strawberry health benefits in three major areas:
    1. Cardiovascular support and prevention of cardiovascular diseases
    2. Improved regulation of blood sugar, with decreased risk of type 2 diabete
    3. Prevention of certain cancer types including breast, cervical, colon, and esophageal cancer.
  • This little fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, has a great amount of dietary fiber and iodine, and they are a good source of potassium, folate, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin K, magnesium, and copper               

I love to eat strawberries as is, they are also perfect to add to smoothies. Toss them in a salad, add them to your granola or yogurt in the morning, or try out this delicious recipe below.

Strawberry Salsa

  • 16 oz (1 lb) fresh strawberries, hulled, diced very small
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced small
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced small
  • 1 small red onion, diced small
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cranks fresh black pepper
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, snipped
  • 1 lime, juiced

Mix all ingredients for the salsa in a large bowl (make sure to dice everything small)! Refrigerate until ready to use.

Enjoy this served with chips, paired with a light white fish, or topped on some chicken for a delicious meal.