Today’s JUNE POWERMEAL A DAY topic is
Some ways that I love to eat RED FOODS are…
as a side dish to my powerEGGS
Another way I like to incorporate RED into my diet
is adding berries into my salads!
*roasted veggies, capers, strawberries,
red onion & all natural chicken sausage.
One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the RDA of dietary ﬁber, yet only 43 calories.
The dietary ﬁber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular,
as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.
Strawberries contain a chemical compound called phenols.
Anthocyanin, a particular phenol abundantly found in strawberries, lends the rich red color to the fruit.
The phenols in strawberries also ﬁght against many inﬂammatory disorders.
The combination of antioxidant and anti-inﬂammatory agents found in strawberries
is well-known to ﬁght against the onset of many different forms of cancer.
Thanks to the vitamin C, folate, and the ﬂavonoids quercetin and kaempferol that they also contain,
strawberries are a delicious defense against potentially cancerous cells.
The Archives of Opthalmology recently published a study in which three
or more servings of strawberries (and other fruits) per day
can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration by over one-third.
The Vigorous Vitamin C
One cup of strawberries contains an incredible 136% of the RDA of vitamin C,
an effective antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure,
ensure a healthy immune system, and ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases,
such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
One cup of strawberries contains 21% of manganese,
an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inﬂammatory agent.
Manganese is also great for the bones, helping in bone building and maintaining proper bone structure.
The potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries are also important for bone health
My new OBSESSION favorite way to eat strawberries
is to soak them in Orange Infused Olive Oil
(bought from a local store)
with some Fig Infused Balsamic Vinegar!
Oil & Vinegar Infused Strawberries
I do about 1/4 cup Olive oil with 1/4 cup of Vinegar
mixed with 1 to 2 pints of strawberries
(and other berries added in as well)
possibilities are endless!
Show me how you incorporate
RED into your POWERMEALS!