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Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C,” says Toronto-based registered dietitian Madeleine Edwards. 

Give your immunity a boost

The antioxidant properties in strawberries may also help to prevent cataracts — the clouding over of the eye lens 

Maintain your healthy vision

Vitamin C is one of the antioxidants that can help with cancer prevention, since a healthy immune system is the body’s best defense. 

Ward off cancer

The power of vitamin C in strawberries continues, as it is vital to the production of collagen, which helps to improve skin’s elasticity and resilience. 

Keep your wrinkles at bay

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among Canadian women. 

Lower your cholesterol

The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in strawberries may also help to reduce inflammation of the joints,  

Reduce pesky inflammation

Fibre is a necessity for healthy digestion, and strawberries naturally contain about 2 g per serving 

Boost your fibre intake

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best defenses against type 2 diabetes and heart disease, not to mention just plain good for your overall well-being. 

Aid in weight management

Folate is a B-vitamin recommended for women who are pregnant or trying to conceive, and strawberries are a good source with 21 mg per serving. 

Help to promote pre-natal health