Strawberries are known to be very healthy and contains very little sugar and is high in fibre. All factors that contribute to keeping blood sugar levels regulated and assist in weight loss.

Another weight loss benefit that few people know of, is in the beautiful red colour of the fruit. The colour is a result of anthocyanins, a water-soluble pigment that, because of its pH-balance, gives strawberries their vibrant colour.

Anthocyanins help to boost the body’s production of a hormone called adiponectin. This hormone is a protein hormone, which is involved in regulating glucose levels as well as fatty acid breakdown, which further assists in boosting metabolism and weight loss.

Therefore, when buying or picking strawberries, make sure you get the most ripe and deepest red ones as they contain higher levels of anthocyanins.