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You Didn't Know It, But This Is Why You Should Be Eating Strawberries

They're basically bite-sized powerhouses. 🍓

You know that strawberries are good for you, but do you know exactly why?

Turns out these little nuggets of heaven are valuable for much more than just their naturally sweet taste. They load your body with key vitamins and are even thought to ward off disease. Consider this:

1. They're literally packed with Vitamin C.

Just one serving of strawberries -- about eight of them, to be precise -- has 160 percent of the Vitamin C you need in a day. What's more, the flavanoids in strawberries help Vitamin C do its job more effectively.

2. They naturally lower your blood pressure.

That's thanks to potassium and other nutrients, and it's very good news for your heart.

3. And they could majorly cut your risk of heart disease.

Besides lowering blood pressure, strawberry's nutrients also reduce inflammation and boost "good" cholesterol. The folate in strawberries may be able to wipe out homocysteine, an amino acid that's associated with heart disease as well.

Craving strawberries yet? Try these recipes on for size...

Berry Tart With Lemon Curd Mascarpone
Foodie Crush
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S'mores Stuffed Strawberries
How Sweet It Is
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Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan)
Gimme Some Oven
Toasted Oatmeal With Strawberry Chia Jam And Coconut Whipped Cream
Cookie + Kate
Fresh Strawberry Rose Pie
Love and Olive Oil
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Stuffed French Toast
Completely Delicious
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Sweetened Condensed Milk Loaf with Strawberries and Cream
Hummingbird High
5-Ingredient Strawberry Rose Tart
How Sweet It Is
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Strawberry Ginger Smash
How Sweet It Is
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Strawberry Shortcake Trifle
Hummingbird High
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Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes
Completely Delicious
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Chocolate Mousse-Filled Strawberries
A Beautiful Mess
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Mini Strawberry Pistachio Turnovers
How Sweet It Is
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Strawberry Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad
Half Baked Harvest
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Strawberry Basil Coconut Cream Puffs
Hummingbird High
2-Ingredient Strawberry Popsicles
Half Baked Harvest
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Simple Strawberry Pie
Boulder Locavore
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Strawberry Mango Mint Julep Fruit Salad With Whipped Marshmallow
How Sweet It Is
Strawberry Creme Brulée
Hummingbird High
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Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake
Gimme Some Oven
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Strawberry Eton Mess
Hummingbird High
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Homemade Strawberry White Chocolate Pop Tarts
Half Baked Harvest
Strawberry Shortcake Grilled Doughnuts
Half Baked Harvest
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Strawberry And Quinoa Parfait
Foodie Crush
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Strawberry Gin Lemonades
How Sweet It Is
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Strawberry Upside-Down Cornmeal Cake
Hummingbird High
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Mini Strawberry Buttermilk Buckles
Boulder Locavore
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