Why I Keep Strawberry Tops On For Smoothies
When you consume strawberries do you pick off the green tops and throw them away? I used to as well! But come to find out they are not only edible they are healthy!
By cutting them off you are throwing away lots of beneficial vitamins and minerals!
But I totally understand that might take some time getting used to....but just so you know they taste just like most leafy greens...but if you're still not convinced...start by adding them to your smoothies!
By doing so you will be adding more iron into your body... which is good for your red blood cells. Your skin, hair and nails will also benefit because iron is needed to help them keep their shine and moisture. The leaves also contain Vitamin C, which you know I love because of its antioxidant powers... great for anti-aging amongst others things. They also contain calcium, which is great for your bones and teeth (helllooo beautiful healthy smile!).
Don't you just love all the beauty benefits of food?!
Furthermore, strawberry leaves contain caffeic acid, which have anti-infammatory effects on your joints. As well as tannins, which help your digestive tract and relief any gastrointestinal discomfort. So if you're having any digestive issues like bloating, stomach cramps, or even diarrhea...this is a great natural way to help with these type of conditions.
The next time you make your smoothie make sure to throw in the WHOLE strawberry so you get the FULL benefits...and if you dare....eat them with the green leaves when you snack on them!