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Dr. Kim Mulvihill reportingWhen it comes to eating healthy, eating your colors is a good idea. Red ripe strawberries aren't only tasty, they're also full of fiber and packed with vitamins.

And now a new study suggests they might also help lower your risk of heart disease.

Here's the idea. We know that elevated levels of homocysteine have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but we also know that what you eat can make a difference.

Gene Spiller, PhD, Lead researcher: "We fed strawberries for eight weeks."

So in a small study, researchers tracked 24 healthy adults and found big benefits from daily strawberries.

Gene Spiller, PhD, Lead researcher: "We found that in people with elevated level of homocysteine, most of them the homocysteine levels went down, which is a good sign."

It's all the more reason to reach for the berries, when you're eating your colors.

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