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Strawberries for Long Life

Don't you just love fresh strawberries in season? They also pack a nutritional punch! Health Assist has a list of twelve ways strawberries help you live longer by fighting cancer, heart disease and general body decline.
New research from Harvard Medical School[9] found that strawberries may offer cardiovascular disease protection. The study found that those who reported eating the most strawberries experienced lower blood levels of C-reactive protein.

C-reactive protein or CRP is a blood biomarker that signals the presence of inflammation in the body. Elevated levels of CRP have been shown in multiple studies to be a potentially good predictor of risk for both heart disease and stroke, as it is generally a signal of atherosclerosis.

Link -Thanks, Karen!

Good news if you're smart enough to go organic. It would seem the study didn't account for the fact that Strawberries are consistently ranked near the top of the list for having dangerously high levels of pesticide residue (earning it's own place repeatedly on the "Dirty Dozen" list which ranks the 12 fruits/veggies with the highest pesticide load).
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Who cares if theyre healthful or not. I eat them because I enjoy them. I try to counter act any benefits with a good dose of sugar or whipped cream anyway. Theyre really easy to grow but my nephew seems to always get to them first.
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