Strawberries are delicious, rich in vitamins, minerals, folates and are low in calorie count. Some of the health benefits of strawberries are listed below. Read through and indulge your taste buds with strawberries.
Strawberries are full of antioxidants that help strengthens your immune system and protects you against diseases such as cold and flu. In addition, the high antioxidant level in strawberries helps to deal with negative effects of the free radicals present in your body.
Strawberries contain chemical compounds called phenols. Phenols inhibit the enzyme called cyclooxygenase (COX) and help to fight many inflammatory disorders, such as asthma, osteoarthritis and atherosclerosis.
Benefit your eyes
According to a new study published in the Archives of Opthalmology, three or more servings of strawberries decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration and ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases.
Since strawberries contain more vitamin than citrus fruits, it helps to control bad cholesterol and fight off some forms of cancer. As mentioned earlier, strawberries are a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inﬂammatory agents. Both of these elements are well-known to prevent the onset of different forms of cancer. In addition, folates, vitamin C, ﬂavonoids quercetin and kaempferol present in strawberries also fight potential cancerous cells.
Vitamin K, potassium and magnesium present in strawberries are excellent for bone health. Manganese helps to build bones and maintain their structure.
You can use strawberries to whiten your teeth. This is simply because of the acids present in the fruit that can help to remove stains from teeth. To do so, cut the rub raw strawberry on your teeth and gums and let the juice remain on teeth for a while then rinse with warm water. This will heal the gums as well as remove the tartar present on the teeth.
Strawberries are most beneficial when eaten raw and not prepared in a cooked recipe. This is simply because the nutrients (vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes) present in it are unable to withstand high temperature. Include them in your evening snack or morning cereal.