We all know how delicious and juicy strawberries are, but recent research supports this fruit’s ability to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides. The study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry showed that participants who consumed 500 g of strawberries daily for one month had an improvement in their general plasma lipid profile, antioxidant biomarkers, antihemolytic defenses, and platelet function. Researchers state “this is the first time a study has been published that supports the protective role of the bioactive compounds in strawberries in tackling recognized markers and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.

This powerful and delicious fruit can be creatively added to many dishes and adds sweetness to salads, sandwiches, and of course blended drinks.

Read the study here.

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