We are strawberry lovers and it is not only because it tastes so good, but also because they make us feel so good!

The fruit is a red berry, and it is believed that the name “strawberry” originated when some kids stacked berries on a straw and sold them. It may be the best kebab one could ever enjoy! Strawberries are such a sweet delight, that it may most probably be the best addition to an already healthy diet or give enough motivation to change a lifestyle.

It is astonishing to think about it: strawberries contain enough nutrients to help in these healthy ways:

  • Just eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange.
  • Strawberries can boost your immunity to prevent colds and flu, with vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • Vitamin C produces collagen and helps improve skin elasticity and resilience. Eyes also require vitamin C to protect them from exposure to free radicals from the sun’s UV rays. Vitamin C
  • Strawberries are also hearth healthy boosters with ellagic acid and flavonoids – or phytochemicals – that can provide an axiondant effect that can benefit heart health. With the property ellagic acid, cancer cell growth can also be suppressed.
  • Antioxidants and phytochemicals found in strawberries, may help reduce inflammation of the joints, which can cause arthritis and can also lead to heart disease.
  • Potassium is another heart-healthy nutrient in strawberries and can help regulate blood pressure. It may even help to lower blood pressure by acting as a buffer against the negative effects of sodium.
  • Strawberries naturally contain about 2g fibre per serving, which is a necessity for healthy digestion. It is also naturally low in calories, fat-free and low in both sodium and sugar. With moderate portions, and all these aspects, strawberries can help people with diabetes.
  • Strawberries are also a good source of folate with 21mg per serving. Folate is an important nutrient to boost health during pregnancy.

With so many health benefits, the strawberry is possibly the best, sweetest and guilt-free snack!

 

 

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