It is a known fact that heart disease is the most common cause of deaths across the globe, and studies have found a correlation between strawberries and improved heart health.
According to studies conducted in middle-aged people with well-established risk factors for heart disease, strawberries may improve HDL (good) cholesterol levels, blood pressure and blood platelet functions.
Strawberries may also improve blood antioxidant status, lower oxidative stress, reduce inflammation and improve vascular functions. All of these contributing to keeping your heart healthy and strong.
Even for those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome, the frequent consumption of strawberries proved to be highly beneficial. The effects of freeze-dried strawberry supplements in these cases were very positive, even in overweight and obese individuals.
After one month to three months of supplementing, the participants experienced a significant decrease in LDL (bad) cholesterol and inflammation.
Over-all a super fruit! Whether you consume fresh, frozen or strawberry supplements – the more you incorporate strawberries into your diet, the healthier your heart and your ultimately your health.