Spring brings the season of fresh fruits and vegetables. Nutritionists, doctors, and dentists strongly encourage people to eat plenty of nutritious foods to take advantage of their many health benefits. Strawberries, in particular, are powerful fruits to integrate into your daily diet.

Consuming strawberries benefits your health because of their anti-oxidant agents. Research reveals that strawberry consumption fights illnesses such as:

Cancer: Strawberries help prevent cancer and can slow the rate of growth in some types of cancers.

Diabetes: Because of their high fiber content, eating strawberries prevents increases in blood sugar levels.

Liver disease: Drinking strawberry juice is believed to stimulate liver activity. The juice may assist in the growing new healthy cells and tissues.

Failing eye sight: Eating more strawberries has been proven to slow down or even prevent failing eyesight and macular degeneration.

Bacteria: Consuming strawberries will decrease and stop many types of bacterial growth. Strawberries eaten daily will improve your immune system.

Teeth Whitener: Strawberries are also a natural teeth whitener!

I’m Dr. Corbet Locke, a Waco general dentist, and I encourage patients to take advantage of the health qualities of strawberries and other fruits and vegetables. It has been proven that your oral health contributes to good overall health, and vice versa. Maintaining healthy eating habits and proper dental care will assist in the longevity of healthy teeth and gums.

Proper dental care consists of brushing two times daily, flossing once daily, rinsing after meals, and visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and thorough cleaning. Contact my Waco dentist office at (254)776-4888 to schedule your six-month dental appointment. I care for residents of Waco, Hewitt, Woodway, Brazos, and surrounding areas.