Nothing screams spring and summer like luscious ripe strawberries. From the basket of irresistibly bright red berries at your local market to refreshing smoothies and juices, strawberries add a little burst of sunshine to your day.
But while you probably don’t need another excuse to eat this deliciously sweet treat, there’s one big benefit you might not know about: They’re power-packed allergy fighters.
That's because strawberries are a rich source of the anti-allergy nutrient fisetin, an important flavonoid. Found in plants, fruits, spices, herbs, and tea, flavonoids support your body’s immune system function. When your key immune cells don’t function properly, chronic inflammatory disorders and allergies take root.
This is caused in part by flavonoid deficiencies, thanks to our Western diet and modern lifestyle. It's vital that the food you eat supply the nutrients you need to help your body remove toxins and establish healthy immune balance.