If you know me well you’ll know that I LOVE strawberries. Berries in general, but strawberries top the list. Whilst so many of us pair fresh berries with yoghurt or pop them in a smoothie, I like to incorporate them into my salads for a healthy dinner option.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavanoids which makes strawberries bright red.
Strawberries also promote heart health. According to one study, young and middle-aged women who had three or more serves of strawberries or blueberries each week were 34% less likely to have a heart attack as compared to women who ate fewer berries. 
Strawberries may also help protect us from cancer metastasis and tumour growth. One study showed that colorectal cancer was inhibited in mice that were given a strawberry-enriched diet for 13 weeks. Another study  showed that freeze-dried strawberry powder has the potential to prevent oesophageal cancer.
Strawberries contain salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), and ellagic acid, which can help reduce hyper pigmentation, prevent acne, and remove dead skin cells. 
Strawberries are also a great source of iodine. This is one nutrient almost all of my patient’s diets are deficient in. Alongside other nutrients, iodine is essential for a healthy thyroid, as well as healthy nervous system function.