Weekly Health Tips
Strawberries -- A Heart-Healthy Snack
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.