Saturday, January 23, 2010

Strawberries for A Sweet Tooth

So I've been having a serious sweet tooth lately. Chocolate cake. Oreos. Ferrero Rocher. Etc. Um ... yeah. Me being me, I had to nip this indulgence in the butt fast.

Fortunately, there are healthier alternatives that can tame this tooth. Smoothies, especially those with peanut butter. Sometimes a bowl of cereal will do the trick for me. Yogurt. This weekend I discovered another option - strawberries. The sweet (and not so much the sour) kind. Yes, strawberries. Here's the scoop on the nutrition facts:

*One cup of strawberries contains almost 150% Vitamin C and 30% Manganese.
*Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is beneficial for the skin, hair, and immune system. It is said to improve scalp circulation.
*Manganese is said to prevent slow hair growth.

So if you have a sweet tooth, maybe strawberries will work for you. If not, there are plenty of other fruits from which to choose. After all, mangos and bananas are much better for your hair and body than Skittles and ice cream.

**According to one article, strawberries are a fine choice for those with type II diabetes. However, as always, please CONSULT YOU DOCTOR before making any changes to your diet.

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STRAWBERRY NUTRITION FACTS
STRAWBERRY & DIABETES
VITAMIN C BENEFITS
VITAMINS FOR THE HAIR

2 comments:

  1. I love strawberries but they're not cheap this time of year

    Jai

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  2. Yea, I can't wait until the price goes down.

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