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Strawberries -- A Heart-Healthy Snack

Posted: 07.10.2014

If you have high LDL cholesterol and high triglycerides, you may want to to eat more strawberries.  According to a new study, participants who consumed a lot of strawberries (about 3 cups a day) for a month reduced their triglycerides by 21% and their LDL by 14%.  There was also improvement in their platelet function and other cardiovascular blood markers.  Strawberries have vitamin C and fiber and are rich in flavonoids.  Three cups a day is a lot.  A more reasonable amount would probably still be beneficial, just to a lesser degree.  Strawberries may be sprayed with pesticides, so rinse fruit well.

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