Eating only 8 strawberries each day, can lead to improved health and vitality.

Here are the 8 reasons why:

1       Strawberries are crammed with nutrients that are good for you, and a serving of 8 medium-size strawberries provide you with the following:

  • 45 calories
  • 140% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C
  • 8% of your daily recommended intake of folate
  • 12% of recommended intake of fiber
  • 6% of recommended intake of potassium
  • Only around 7 grams of sugar

2       Strawberries may hold off diabetes

  • Studies have shown that people who included strawberries in their diet on a regular basis, had lower risk of becoming diabetic than those people who rarely or never ate strawberries.

3       Strawberries are good for your heart

  • Anthocyanins are natural plant chemicals found in strawberries, and study results proved that high intake of anthocyanin (at least 3 helpings of strawberries per week) is associated with lower risk of heart attacks in mature women.

4       Strawberries are good for your mind

  • Researchers found that adding strawberries to your daily diet can play a big role in staving off dementia in old age

5       Strawberries contain less sugar than most people realize

  • Strawberries only contain about 7 grams of sugar per one-cup serving.  This is much less when compared to the top popular fruits:  bananas, grapes, apples and oranges.

6       Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges

  • Most people think that oranges are the best source of vitamin C, however, a cup of strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange.  Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant properties, helping to protect the body.

7       Strawberries are versatile

  • Although many people still consider strawberries to be a dessert-only fruit, they are extremely versatile and add great flavour to salads and savoury dishes.

8       Strawberries are everyone’s favourite fruit

  • Consumer surveys indicate that among the top 5 most common fruit: bananas, grapes, apples, oranges and strawberries, more than a third of the respondents indicated that strawberries were their favourite.