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Get your daily servings of fruit while celebrating our Independence today!
Strawberry Benefits: Eating this berry already feels like a decadent desert but they are also considered a superfood and a natural tooth enamel whitener!!!
- High in vitamin C
- Boosts immunity
- Promotes eye health
- Cancer prevention
- Reduces inflammation
- Aids in lowering blood pressure
- Fiber supports healthy digestion
- Good in pregnancy (has folic acid)
Coconuts provide many nutrients from the meat, juice, milk and oil which are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This fruit has many healing properties and is considered both a food and a medicine.
The water replenishes much-needed electrolytes along with providing sugars, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine, and phyto-hormones. In general, young and slightly immature coconuts harvested when they are about 5-7 months of age for the drink.
The coconut meat provides fiber and oil not to mention that it is a great germ fighter and great for intestinal health.
Coconut oil is high in medium chain fatty acids which are broken down much faster than long chain fatty acids therefore they do not contribute to cholesterol. In fact, some studies have even shown that coconut oil could increase good cholesterol levels! The oil is also great to apply externally to the skin and hair as an excellent moisturizer.
Blueberries: This superfruit is abundant in the Northwest and has so many great properties to benefit your health. In just one serving you can get 25% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C (which supports in the formation of collagen) and it aids in the absorption of iron. They are also a good source of manganese and lets not forget all that wonderful fiber. The most impressive role is the ample amounts of antioxidants in this blue fruit such as polyphenols (including anthocyanins) that work wonders at neutralizing free radicals. A little secret that most people aren’t aware of is how great blueberries are at treating urinary tract infections (equivalent to cranberries) by preventing bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall.
Blueberries can help with:
- Brain health
- Urinary health
- Heart disease
- Mood disorders
Make your own red, white, and blue healthy skewers: