Benefits eating Strawberries, what are they?


Benefits eating Strawberries, what are they?

Strawberries, Strawberries, who needs to be convinced of the benefits eating strawberries?  Fresh strawberries are a sweet favorite.  They smell great so the anticipation of eating them is the singular thought of oh yum Strawberries.   I like to think of them as miniature apples, not for any reason but that when I pick them up they are as beautiful as any apple, if not more.  But I like both.


Strawberries are delicious  in a particularly strawberry way.  They taste great mixed into yogurt or oatmeal.  You can also blend them into a smoothie.  They are also really great added into salads. I mix them into any type of salad, but they are most always found in spinach salads. But whatever salad you decide to drop them into will just be enhanced.

Low in Sugar

Juicy Strawberry

The benefits of eating strawberries starts with the fact that they are amazingly low in suger.  I eat them right out of the refrigerator.  I might grab one as I prepare  breakfast or just munch on one before dinner.

Make sure when you get them home, to rinse them in water with just a little vinegar to help make sure they are clean.  Washing them in this mix also helps to keep them fresh longer.  But do enjoy these sweet jewels anytime of the day as a great breakfast item, an afternoon snack or before dinner snack.  It’s one of the most beautiful packages of vitamin C,  I can think of.

Nutrition, benefits of eating strawberries

Strawberries are rich in these essential nutrients:

  • vitamin C,
  • potassium,
  • folic acid, and
  • fiber.


More nutritional benefits:

One cup of fresh strawberries contains 160 percent of the daily recommended quantity of vitamin C for only 50 calories.  Strawberries boosts immunity.  They promote eye health.  They also fight bad cholesterol and may help to reduce inflammation.  Strawberries regulate blood pressure because of their potassium content.


These sweet beautiful berries are just packed with nutrients and are so delicious.  They also aid in weight management, since they are naturally low in calories, fat-free and low in sodium.


This delightful fruit has so many more benefits not mentioned here.  Enjoy these in moderation.  But why not add this lovely fruit to your healthy eating routine.



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GINGER TEA, how do you make it?

Making Ginger Tea is quite easy.

Drinking Ginger tea is another healthy eating idea.  Here is a recipe.


Fresh Ginger

Lemon (optional)


Honey (optional)


Steep peeled fresh ginger in boiling water. This usually takes just a few minutes.    You can let it steep slowly or let the water reach the boiling point.  The aroma while it steeps is very calming and inviting.

Pour the brewed tea into your favorite cup.


Add honey (or your favorite sweetener, or just drink it plain)

You’ll enjoy this spicy tasty tea.  You’ll want to sip it slowly to start, it warms gently and kindly when sipped.  It has a bit of a kick depending on how long you steep it.  The effect is it calms and soothes the stomach.  I hope you like this.

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What are some healthy eating ideas for Ginger?

For Headaches

One of my top healthy eating ideas each day is to add ginger in meals throughout the day.  Just how does ginger work?  Ginger works as an anti-inflammatory agent blocking prostagladins – the chemical messengers that cause a slight swelling in the brain.  If you have a headache you’ll be pleased to find that ginger tea reduces inflammation in about the same amount of time as an aspirin.  Drink a cup at the onset of your headache to stop pain in its tracks.  Ginger also helps to keep the stomach calm and appears to have an overall calming effect.  With these benefits it will stay among my healthy eating ideas.

Ginger Root

Packed with antioxidants

Ginger is packed with antioxidants; it has a whole range of health benefits and is perfect during the winter months. Ginger is a perfect addition when you have a cold cough, or even flu symptoms. Ginger helps to stall the onset or even helps when recovering from a cold. These reasons also makes keeping ginger in your diet as one of the healthy eating ideas.


Ginger and Food

Ginger goes very well with many different types of seafood, oranges, melon, pork, pumpkin and apples. And I love ginger chicken, so add it from time to time. When buying fresh ginger, look for a root with smooth, taut skin, it should have no wrinkles and has a spicy aroma.


Stimulates Digestion

A cup of hot water with thinly sliced or chopped ginger is an excellent way to stimulate digestion. Add a slice of lemon to make it even better.

Ginger contains a potent antioxidant, gingerol, this helps to cleanse the harmful chemicals our bodies produce when we are worried, and so ginger can help with psychological stress too.

Ginger tea is also great if you’re feeling a bit moody. It can help to give you a lift and change the pace of the day and even push away negative feelings. I find ginger tea or ginger in tea just an excellent to start each morning.



    1. Impedes Motion Sickness: Have a quick cup before traveling to keep the sickness and headaches at bay.
    2. Combats Stomach Discomfort: Great for digestion and aiding the absorption of food.
    3. Reduces Inflammation: Can ease joint inflammation and helps ease the joint soreness.
    4. Fights Common Respiratory Problems: Perfect for fighting off coughs and colds
    5. Encourages Normal Blood Circulation: Not only does the drink help blood flow, it can also stop excessive sweating and fever.
    6. Strengthens Immune System: Packed with antioxidants, it is a sure start to better health.
    7. Relieves Stress: Even one sniff of the drink can improve your mood, it calms.

You can find a recipe for the tea preparation if you click on this link for Ginger Tea.

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Try adding these foods to your diet.

This short list of foods should leave you feeling light and help your digestive system run smoothly.

  1. Pears are a great source of fiber, which helps to soften and add weight to stool, moving it through the digestive tract.  Pears also contain sorbitol, a sugar that attracts water into the intestines, further softening your stool.
  2. Yogurt helps digestion, improves the immune system and fights off bacterial infections. Within our stomach lining is a healthy bacteria known as probiotics.  Yogurt is an excellent and delicious external probiotics source that aid in digestion and helps in keeping you regular. This is great for anytime of the day.  I’ve been known to eat it a few times a day.
  3. Ginger is part of the carminatives family; a group of herbs that helps to soothe the digestive track.  It can aid digestion as well as relieve upset stomach, nausea and vomiting.  I can’t say enough good things about ginger.  Other herbs in the carminative family include cinnamon, sage and thyme.

These should keep your stomach healthy and your appetite satisfied.  When these are added regularly there should be few problems.  And they taste good.  Ginger tea is a great addition to the diet as well.

Some just accept a sensitive stomach as par for the course.  But on my site you will see there really are some simple solutions to this problem.  Sometimes it’s just a matter of changing up what and when or how much we eat. I hope you’ll find a solution to your food sensitivities here. Please drop me a note below.

Watch What You Eat

Having a sensitive stomach simply means we need to be considerate of our stomachs ability and work with it.  The friendly bacteria in our guts help to digest foods that our bodies have trouble breaking down.  These friendly bacteria also produce gas.  This is usually as they digest food in the large intestines.  Sometimes this leads to an upset stomach or pain after a meal.

Listed here are some foods likely to cause this problem:

•Asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and other vegetables
•Beans and lentils
•Lactose, the natural sugar found in milk
•Corn, pasta, potatoes, and other foods rich in starch
•Fruits, oat bran, peas, and other foods high in soluble fiber, which gets digested in your large intestine
•Whole grains, such as brown rice, oatmeal, and whole wheat
•Fructose, a natural sugar found in artichokes, onions, pears, wheat, and some soft drinks
•Sorbitol, the artificial sweetener

Yes, these are all healthy foods, but don’t let that confuse you.  Just choose what works for you.  Most likely you don’t have to severely restrict your diet.  It may be that only a few of these cause you problems.  And remember that some people have problems digesting milk or milk products.   But others do not.   Also keep in mind that food sensitivities may also change over time.

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