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Did you know that strawberries contain unique phenolic phytonutrients, which serve as potent antioxidants that have repeatedly been shown to help protect cell structures in the body and to prevent oxygen damage in all of the body's organ systems? Phenols not only make strawberries a heart-protective fruit, but an anti-inflammatory one as well. Like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, strawberry's phenols block the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase (or COX), whose over-activity has been shown to contribute to unwanted inflammation, such as that involved in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, and cancer. Specific phenolic compounds known as anthocyanins also provide strawberries with their beautiful characteristic red color. Read more Strawberries