Homemade Strawberry Chips: Prevent Diabetes and Lose Weight
These homemade strawberry chips are great for gluten free, dairy free, egg free and sugar free diets. The only ingredients are fresh strawberries and raw honey. Strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C and fiber. They contain the minerals magnesium, potassium and calcium. Eating high nutrient density foods such as strawberries is a key to weight loss and healthy eating.
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Strawberries are rich in ellagic acid and anthocyanins. Anthocyanins increase the body’s production of a hormone called adiponectin. In turn this hormone stimulates your metabolism and suppresses your appetite.
Several recent studies have found regular intake of strawberries to be associated with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. By slowing the rate of digestions of starchy foods, elllagic acid and anthocyanins aid in controlling blood sugar levels.
1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup water
12 strawberries, rinsed and hulled
In a saucepan bring honey and water to boil, stirring until honey has dissolved and then let cool completely.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Slice strawberries lengthwise as thinly as possible.
Dip slices in cooled syrup and lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
Bake them at a low temperature until they dry out, about 2 hours.
Once the strawberries are dried take them out of the oven and place on a cooling rack.
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