Nutrition and Fitness Tamar Raucher | 6 years ago

Spring Is for Strawberry Picking

These ruby-red gems bring delight to the eyes and sweet juiciness to mouth, not to mention they're packing a seriously healthy punch.

Strawberries are a great choice when you’re craving something sweet and satisfying,” says Paveena Posang, MD, at Mooresville Family Medicine, part of Carolinas HealthCare System. “And their impressive array of health benefits makes them one of the best fruits of the bunch.”

Top strawberry health benefits:

  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Boost immune system
  • Promote eye health
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Heart healthy
  • Antioxidant rich
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Full of fiber
With spring in full swing, there are few better ways to enjoy the refreshing weather than by going strawberry picking. Grab family or friends and get out to one of the many strawberry-growing farms near you. Whether you're new in town or you're an original Carolinian - there are some fabulous strawberry picking places you should know about.

Strawberry pickin’ abounds - take your pick!

Ready to put those strawberries to work?

Try this delicious, raw vegan recipe from Incredible Smoothies: Strawberry-Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Download our area wellness guide to find other fun things to do in the Carolinas.