Health benefits of strawberries are many, not only they are sweet fruit , they can also be easily prepared in different ways in cakes, ice creams, fruit smoothies, cookies & as a sweet tasty juice.
We bring you some of the health benefits of strawberries :
Rich in vitamins
Strawberries are very rich in vitamins and we all know that vitamins are important for our health and immune system. To get the daily required amount of vitamin C you only need to eat one cup of strawberries ( around 150 grams) ; you will also get right amount of folic acid which is important, especially in pregnancy for fetal development, and it also prevents hearth diseases.
Strawberries strengthen our immune system
It is well known that strawberries are good for our immune system because of the richness of the vitamins, especially vitamin C , which can help us against many infections.
Strawberries help reduce cholesterol and lose weight
Because they are rich in dietary fiber, strawberries can help you reduce your cholesterol level in blood; and if you add strawberries to your weight loss program they can help you lose weight easily because they contain large amount of water.
Prevent heart disease
Because of it´s color and heart-shape people always believed that strawberries are good for ou hearth, and they were right. Modern researches showed that strawberries can prevent cardiac diseases; they contain flavonoids and antioxidants that fight cholesterol that clogs our blood vessels. Strawberries also have anti-inflammatory properties.
Strawberries prevent cancer
Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants which can help you prevent and fight cancer.
Free radicals have, over the years, become more and more harmful to the skin. This process is similar to rusting of metal exposed to the air. Vitamin C and antioxidants in strawberries help to slow down the process.
Low in calories
Strawberries have very low level of calories; fibers contained in strawberries saturate so they should be eaten before meals.
Good four our memory
If you consume strawberries few times a week it can help you with memory loss and brain aging in women.
Strawberries are good for our bones
Because of the high content of magnesium, potassium and othe minerals, strawberries are very good for bones development.
Rich in antioxidant
This fruit is well known for it´s anticancer properties because of the high level of antioxidants they contain, which destroys the free radicals. Strawberries, as the many researches confirm, are the leaders for its antioxidant properties along with blackberries and bluberries. Strawberries also have diuretic and laxative properties.
Strawberries prevent hair loss
Many vitamins (B5, B6), folic and ellagic acid contained in strawberries can help you prevent hair loss.
Because of its high fiber content, strawberries are very good in case of constipatiom.
Fibers in strawberries can help you regulate your blood sugar level, strawberries have very low glycemic index (40) which makes them very good food for diabetics.