Vital Signs: Strawberries make for quick, healthy snack

By Victoria Giardina
Columnist

Whether they are chocolate-dipped or topped on fluffy pancakes, strawberries are the tartiest and freshest of all the berries. Not only are they super healthy for you, but they maintain adequate nutrition in the body as well.

If you feel like your muscles are tight or sore, cutting up a few strawberries may be the all-natural remedy you are looking for. Instead of reaching for anti-inflammatory medications, try these bright red berries that will nourish your body’s blood and cholesterol levels in the process.

The fruit can help whiten teeth (Flickr).

Ditch the whitening strips and expensive treatments from your dentist for now. You can whiten your teeth organically with strawberries! According to Health.com, mixing a strawberry with a little bit of baking soda and leaving it on your teeth for five minutes can make your teeth whiter. Try this remedy once a week for improved results.

So, where can you find these miracle-working berries on campus? Blend up strawberries into a smoothie at the Brower Student Center or head to Frutta Bowls for an incredible acai bowl. 

Whichever you decide, strawberries will add both health benefits and juicy flavor the next time you reach for fruit.

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