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Strawberry season is upon us, and nothing says the beginning of summer quite like fresh, ruby-red berries on top of cereal, salads and, of course, strawberry shortcake.
But, more than just the delightful sign that summer is on its way, strawberries, as with all berries, are a nutritious powerhouse filled with beneficial nutrients.
While eating a variety of all fruits and vegetables is extremely important, the benefits are further emphasized by choosing those with deep-colored pigments.
Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries; sweet potatoes, red peppers, broccoli, spinach, and kale are just a few of the numerous deep-colored fruits and vegetables that come to mind.
Sweet potatoes are considered one of the healthiest vegetables in the world, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest article titled, “10 Best Foods,” which ranks sweet potatoes as the No. 1 food with their high vitamin A, fiber and potassium content.
But what makes these vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables so good for us?
It is due to their high nutrient-density, meaning that each bite of these foods packs a powerful punch of disease-fighting nutrients.
To further explain this concept, it means...
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