I call strawberries and rhubarb the perfect fruit counterparts.

Why? Strawberries are naturally sweet, so when they are paired with the natural sweet tartness of rhubarb, rhubarb actually intensifies the sweetness of the strawberries, taking the flavour to entirely new heights! It’s a perfect fruit complement — the Ying to the Yang in the fruit world.

So why eat either or?

Strawberries are known to ease inflammation, which is important because a major source of systemic low-grade inflammation is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a pathological condition in which cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the hormone insulin, and can lead to weight gain, particularly in the belly.

Strawberries lower our blood levels of C-reactive protein, which is a signal of inflammation in the body. This is the same marker used as a cardiovascular risk factor and is an inexpensive blood test.

Strawberries aren’t only delicious they are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important vitamin to boost your immune system and help your body handle stress. A half cup serving of strawberries contains 51.5 mg of vitamin C which is about half of your daily requirement.

They also have anti-aging properties; strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Sports

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