Diet: One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the RDA of dietary ?ber, yet only 43 calories. Strawberries help keep digestion regular, lower blood pressure and curbs overeating.
Antioxidants: Strawberries contain a chemical compound called phenols. It is known that when phenol-rich foods are consumed, the body’s uric acid levels increase, which serves as an antioxidant agent.
Anti-In?ammatory: The phenols in strawberries also ?ght against many in?ammatory disorders, such as osteoarthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis, by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) in the same way that the drugs aspirin and ibuprofen do. Strawberries, however, do not carry unwanted side effects like stomach and intestinal bleeding.
Anti-Cancer: The combination of antioxidant and anti-in?ammatory agents found in strawberries is well-known to ?ght against the onset of many different forms of cancer. Thanks to the vitamin C, folate, and the ?avonoids quercetin and kaempferol they contain, strawberries are a delicious defense against potentially cancerous cells.
Healthy Eyes: The Archives of Opthalmology recently published a study in which three or more servings of strawberries (and other fruits) per day can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration by over one-third.
The Vigorous Vitamin C: One cup of strawberries contains 136% of the RDA of vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure, ensure healthy immune systems, and ward off the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Magni?cent Manganese: One cup of strawberries contains 21% of manganese, an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-in?ammatory agent. Manganese not only helps to ?ght the battle against free radicals and oxidative stress, but also lessens cellular in?ammation — another cause of numerous cardiovascular diseases.
Bone Health: Manganese is also great for the bones, helping in bone building and maintaining proper bone structure. Potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries promote bone health.
Rick Giles was the secret performer at the recent Spring Benefit Concert. Enjoy his performance!
Fort Vancouver Lions wins many Awards
This year in Lionism was fantastic for the Fort Vancouver Lions. We took first place in the Website contest and participated in the Tall Tale and Achievement Speeches. Two members of our club were also awarded the International President’s Certificate of Appreciation award for the hard work put into chartering the LEO Legends this year. Overall we had a fantastic year in service!
Fort Vancouver Lions placed 1st in the Club Website contest at the District Convention this year. The website was created and maintained by Lion Dotty of the Fort Vancouver Lions who regularly updates the information to keep not only the members appraised of what the club is doing, but to also allow the community to see a glimpse of the great projects our club does for the community.
The Fort Vancouver Lions was one of the winners of the Club Excellence award for the year 2011-2012. There was a set of criteria that the winning clubs had to meet including:
- Club Retreat for planning the year
- Service Projects
- Growth in Membership
- Donation to LCIF
Our very own Roy Pulliam presented the winning Achievement speech at the MD-19 convention. He highlighted the success of the twice yearly concerts we put on at the Washington State School for the Blind here in Vancouver. Over the years we have earned nearly $100,000 that was donated back into our local community.