Feeling down or blue? A serving of strawberries might help boost your mood and make you feel happier!
The Doctors share that eating strawberries have been shown to lift spirits and boost happiness in studies. ER physician expert Dr. Travis Stork says the superfood fruit contains phytochemicals, potassium, iodine, and vitamin C -- all of which can help with brain health and cognitive function.
They note that even just the smell of a strawberry has been shown to help people relax and can evoke happy memories of childhood.
Additonally, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that adding more fruits like strawberries to your daily diet can help you maintain a healthy weight and cut calories, especially when used in place of cereal in the morning or as an afternoon snack.
Dr. Travis says he enjoys his strawberries with a light drizzle of maple syrup or honey and plastic surgeon expert Dr. Andrew Ordon shares that he adds strawberries to Greek yogurt. For a more indulgent option, dermatologist expert Dr. Sonia Batra suggests dipping the fruit in dark chocolate.