Monday, May 10, 2010

Eat More Strawberries To Protect the Cell Structure in the Body

Eating More Strawberries is a Natural Way to protect cell structures in the body and to prevent oxygen damage in all of the body's organ systems. Moreover, strawberries contain phenolic phytonutrients, which serve as potent antioxidants and a heart-protective fruit, but an anti-inflammatory one as well.

Strawberry's phenols block the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase (or COX), whose over-activity has been shown to contribute to unwanted inflammation, such as that involved in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, and cancer, according to the World's Healthiest Foods Weekly Newsletter.

George Mateljan of World's Healthiest foods, believes that it is healthier to purchase organically grown produce. Organically grown produce is free of pesticides, which is an insect repellant that is sprayed on produce while it is grown on the farm. Trader Joes is an affordable place to buy organically grown strawberries. In fact, I have purchased Organic strawberries for as low as $2.99 a pack at Trader Joes.

Along with eating strawberries, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is a sure way to help the body fight illnesses such as: cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. In fact, the USDA and health professionals are  recommending a daily intake of 7-13 fruits and vegetables a day. It almost seems nearly impossible and could be expensive to consume that many fruits and vegetables day.

Taking a daily whole food supplement is the next best way to assure that your body gets the recommended amount of phytonutrients. For more information and on the importance of adding a whole food supplment to your diet and research information, visit my Juice Plus+ site.

Feel free to contact me, if you should have any questions about Juice Plus or would like information sent to you.

Best of Health,
Shiketa Morgan

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