Not only are they extremely tasty, they also have powerful pain-reducing properties.
A perfect remedy for sore feet or after a long day in stilettos!
Ounce for ounce, strawberries are slightly higher in vitamin C — and lower in calories — than oranges.
And studies suggest that vitamin C may help people experience less pain after breaking a bone or having orthopedic surgery. Similar research indicates vitamin C may hinder arthritis-inducing cartilage loss and the formation of bone lesions in the joints.
Other research revealed that women who ate 16 or more strawberries a week had lower C-reactive protein (CRP), a measure of body-wide inflammation linked to arthritis.
Yet another study concluded that regular strawberry consumption reduced the pain levels of knee osteoarthritis.
Scientists suspect it’s anthocyanin, along with other pain-fighting phytochemicals, that give strawberries their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits.
If you eat just five large strawberries a day, you can benefit from less inflammation and joint pain.
And remember, to prevent sore feet in high heels, use our Vivian Lou Insolia weight-shifting insoles and wear the shoes you love 4x longer without pain.
p.s. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) put together a list of foods that are most likely to be contaminated by pesticides, and strawberries top the list. The EWG recommends consuming organic or home-grown strawberries.