Strawberry freshener.

My daughter and I can chow down on some fresh ripe strawberries. Their sweet juiciness is so intoxicating. Knowing that they are healthier to eat then a slushy +gummy bears (which I use to devour all the time when pregnant) is pretty enlightening.Of course, regularly eating your fruits and vegetables is a better outlet than artificial sweeteners and processed foods.So when you have a sweet tooth I recommend having these sweet treats! I personally love them dipped in chocolate. 🙂

Strawberry benefits: Whitens teeth,protects heart,lowers blood pressure & cholesterol, Packed with fiber and antioxidants.When using fresh strawberries for the skin they contain strong amounts of Vit C which help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.They also aid in reducing blemishes.Cool huh?! But don’t just think  the fruit itself is beneficial. The leaves are as well!  **I’ve heard on and off that the leaves can be poisonous but have not heard any cases against it,so I’d suggest doing your own research and draw your own conclusion.**   The leaves can be used to relieve gastrointestinal stress and joint pain.The leaves can be brewed into a tea to combine nutrients and minerals with other ingredients. You can can also use them as a breath freshener.

Instead of buying mouth wash combine strawberry leaves in a cup of boiling water .Let cool,then strain.Mix in at least 3 tsp of lemon juice. You can store more in the refrigerator for future use. 🙂

This concoction will leave your breath freshened and your smile brighter.



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