It’s Wimbledon and Strawberry Time

Wimbledon tennis is back for the first time in two years. The world-famous tournament is synonymous with the sounds of midsummer, strawberries and cream.

Those tantalising summer fruits are not only delicious, they are healthy too (if you go easy on the cream and sugar).

Being a soft fruit, strawberries are easy to eat. They are packed full of vitamins and minerals that promote good health.

Low in calories, strawberries help to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels when eaten at the end of a meal. They also contain flavonoids which have been shown to reduce weight gain.

Containing anti-oxidants, vitamins C and K and manganese, all of these contribute towards healthy skin, muscles and bone.

Like most fruit, strawberries contain fibre, an important element in maintaining a healthy gut biome.

These tasty, ruby red berries have also been shown to fight inflammation. Studies have produced positive results in reducing pain for those who suffer from osteoarthritis.

So tuck in whilst strawberry season is in full flow. 

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