These delicious red fruits are full of health promoting antioxidants are phytonutrients, like anthocyanins, quercetin and kaempferol. These all boost your lung health which is so important right now, and gives a hefty dose of vitamin C to keep your immune system functioning optimally. Sounds good to breathe easier each day, on the tennis court, and when pushing your limits on the treadmill. Another big benefit…strawberries may just help you to balance your blood sugar levels. Researchers are finding better regulation of insulin and blood sugar with higher strawberry intake. Parelman, M., Storms, D., Kirschke, C., Huang, L., & Zunino, S. (2012). Dietary strawberry powder reduces blood glucose concentrations in obese and lean C57BL/6 mice, and selectively lowers plasma C-reactive protein in lean mice. British Journal of Nutrition, 108(10), 1789-1799. doi:10.1017/S0007114512000037; and Calvano A , Izuora K , Oh EC , Ebersole JL , Lyons TJ , Basu A . Dietary berries, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes: an overview of human feeding trials. Food Funct. 2019;10(10):6227-6243. doi:10.1039/c9fo01426h. Next time you reach for that delicious slice of cake know that strawberries may help blunt the sugar spike.