8 Surprising Health Benefits of Strawberries
Posted on November 24 2015
Strawberries are one of my favorites fruits. Not only strawberries are very tasty and juicy but they also have a very high amount of nutrients and even higher than some fruits that are considered very healthy such as apples and bananas. Strawberries have many health benefits and below are top 10 most common ones:
1. Strawberries boost our immune system
Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C and Humans are the only mammals who don't have the ability to produce Vitamin C naturally. Vitamin is is a well-known immunity booster, as well as a powerful, fast-working antioxidant.
2. Promote Eye Health
Antioxidants available in strawberry will lower the risk of macular degeneration, which could lead to blindness in older ages. Also, Vitamin C available in strawberries helps strengthening the eye's cornea and retina.
3. Prevent Oesophageal Cancer
Vitamin C improves our immune system and healthy immune system is the body's best defense.
4. Anti-Aging Properties
Strawberries are filled with Vitamin C, Biotin, and antioxidant ellagic acid. Vitamin C is very important in producing collagen and ellagic acid also prevent destruction of collagen resulting in less wrinkles and healthier skin. In addition, Biotin is very important in nail and hair health.
5. Lower Risks of Cardiovascular Disease
Strawberries improve heart health in many different ways. Since, strawberries are filled with ellagic acid and flavonoids they counteract effect of LDL (bad cholesterol).
6. Ease Inflammation
As mentioned above strawberries are filled with antioxidants and they may help inflammation in joints that may cause arthritis.
7. Low in Calories, High in Fiber
Strawberries are rich in fiber and fiber is very important in healthy digestion and it also helps fighting type 2 diabetes.
8. Helps with Weight Loss
Strawberries contain nitrate, which promotes blood flow and oxygen in our body. Also, a healthy weight is our number one defense against type 2 diabetes and heart diseases.