We absolutely love strawberries, and you know what? They are really good for you too! Read on to find out how this delicious fruit will benefit your health…

Vitamin C

An essential nutrient, vitamin C helps to maintain a healthy immune system, as well as assisting in the absorption of iron from food. Not only does it help to keep you healthy on the inside, it also helps your skin to stay looking great. Vitamin C supports your body’s healing processes, and also promotes the formation of collagen, for firm, blemish free skin.

Antioxidants

Strawberries contain a kind of antioxidant known as polyphenols. These compounds are thought to have powerful anti-ageing properties because of the way they combat cell damage. They also help to reduce inflammation, which is great for the skin if you suffer from blemishes. It’s thought that polyphenols might actually increase insulin sensitivity too, which can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Fibre

It’s very important to get enough fibre in your diet, and strawberries are an excellent dietary source. Fibre helps to maintain a healthy digestive system. A healthy gut can contribute towards healthy skin too, so there’s double the reason to eat enough fruit and vegetables!

All-natural facial

Strawberries are mildly acidic, which means they make a fantastic homemade face mask to help to reduce oiliness and restore glow. Both vitamin C and polyphenols can be absorbed through the skin, so why not take a couple of strawberries from your next pack, puree them, add a little honey and apply to your face? Your skin will get double the benefits of this super fruit, and you can enjoy eating the rest while you let the mask get to work!

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