Health Benefits 101: STRAWBERRY

Strawberries are hands down one of my favorite fruits. With its sweet, tart, and juicy taste, it’s difficult to resist it! Whether it may be a shake, dessert, or eat it as it is, there’s no denying that strawberries are really delicious! They could be the world’s most popular berries. I mean, who could hate on them? But aside from its fresh taste, did you know just how good they are for you?

Strawberries offer a plenty of health and wellness benefits. As a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants, strawberries can benefit your health.

Did You Know?  

Native to many parts of the world, it belongs to the rose family and has a distinct aroma. Even with its name, a strawberry is not a berry from a botanical standpoint. It is an aggregate accessory fruit, which means that the fleshy part is not derived from the plant ovaries.

Health Benefits  

RICH SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS

Strawberries are a great source of natural antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes which offer protection against damaging free radicals and play a significant role in protecting human health.

LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

Strawberries are an outstanding source of potassium, which counters the effects of sodium in the body and decreases blood pressure. Potassium is yet another heart healthy nutrient, and with 134 mg per serving, strawberries are considered a “medium source,” according to Alberta Health Services.

RELIEF FROM ARTHRITIS AND GOUT

The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in strawberries may also aid to reduce inflammation of the joints, which may cause arthritis and can also lead to heart disease. They also help in preventing arthritis symptoms such as degeneration of muscles and tissues.

PREVENTS CONSTIPATION

Due to their high-fiber content, strawberries support boost digestion and prevent constipation. They also help prevent diverticulitis, an inflammation of the digestive tract, which can cause fever and nausea.

IMMUNITY BOOSTER

Just one serving of strawberries offers about 150 percent of the body’s daily vitamin C requirement. This is important for helping the body fight off infection and disease, from the common cold to the flu.

ANTI-AGING

Strawberries has a higher amount of vitamin C than oranges or grapefruit. This nutrient fight free radicals, which were found to damage cells and break down collagen (resulting in fine lines). The antioxidants found in strawberries keep our body from oxidative damage and stall the signs of aging (wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, etc.).

PROTECTS THE HEART

They contain high levels of heart-healthy antioxidants such as ellagic acid and flavonoids like anthocyanin, catechin, quercetin, and kaempferol. The richness of antioxidants and polyphenols in strawberries make them the ideal food to protect your heart from diseases.

What Eating 15 Strawberries A Day Does To Body!

ADDITIONAL FACTS

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. These are all important nutrients that support the body’s daily functioning. Next time you are looking for something sweet, bite into some juicy strawberries and enjoy all of the benefits they have in store for you! In addition with the many benefits of this amazing fruit, below is a photo of the nutritional facts of strawberries.

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