HEALTH BENEFITS OF STRAWBERRIES
Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits around the world. Strawberries have come to represent summer, good health, love and wellbeing. Its flavour goes beyond the fruit itself and has become a staple food flavouring of ice cream, syrups and milkshakes.
STRAWBERRIES AND NUTRITIONAL DENSITY
Strawberries are very nutritious. The health benefits of strawberries are quite immense. Strawberries are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Strawberries contain a large amount of antioxidant and have shown both anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
Strawberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber and Vitamins C and K. They are a very good source of folate, manganese, potassium, pantothenic acid, thiamin and iodine. Strawberries are also a source of vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B6.
STRAWBERRIES: AN ANTIOXIDANT POWERHOUSE
Strawberries are full of vital phytonutrients that display antioxidant properties within the body. Anthocyanins and ellagitannins are such active phenol compounds. These phytonutrients are found in many berries, including strawberries. Anthocyanins are also responsible for giving strawberries their deep red colour. These compounds have extremely high antioxidant activity, making strawberries a powerful super food. These antioxidants help keep cell walls healthy, protect from heart disease, stroke, arthrosclerosis, and inflammation.
STRAWBERRIES AND ARTHRITIS
It is the presence of antioxidants that make strawberries a great food to help alleviate inflammation. In fact, including strawberries to your daily diet may help relieve the symptoms of arthritis.
HELP FIGHT CANCER
Strawberries contain ellagic acid, which is a phytonutrients that is present in many berries. Recent studies on ellagic acid suggest that it may be able to stop the growth of cancer cells in tissues of the breast, skin, colon, prostate and pancreas. Furthermore, strawberries contain an abundance of phynol compounds, flavonoids and other phytonutrients that act together to protect against cancers.
REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE, HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Due to the nutrient density of strawberries, they are an excellent choice to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Especially effective are the presence of antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, folate and dietary fiber. These nutrients will help reduce cholesterol levels, help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
- STRAWBERRIES HAVE BEEN USED FOR CENTURIES AS A HERBAL MEDICINE TO TREAT A VARIETY OF AILMENTS.
- STRAWBERRIES ARE COMMONLY USED TO TREAT GUM DISEASE AND GUM INFLAMMATION. STRAWBERRIES ARE RUBBED ON THE TEETH AND GUMS TO ACHIEVE THIS EFFECT.
- STRAWBERRIES ARE SAID TO BE AN EXCELLENT “DETOX” FOOD. STRAWBERRIES ARE SAID TO CLEANSE THE SYSTEM OF HARMFUL TOXINS.
- STRAWBERRIES ARE SAID TO HELP RELIEVE ANY DIGESTIVE CONCERNS AND ABSORPTION ISSUES
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