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Strawberries – So Healthy

The beautiful strawberry. So pretty to look at and so healthy too!

Eating one cup of strawberries contains only 43 calories! They also curb overeating. Strawberries contain a lot of Vitamin C, so fantastic to ward off common colds and flu. They contain a lot of fibre to help keep you regular and lower blood pressure.

Packed with phenols which have anti-oxidant properties. The phenols have anti-inflammatory agents also.

Strawberries modify our blood cholesterol profile, where cholesterol is absorbed in the intestines before it can be processed by the liver. Is said to fight cancer because of the combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents.

Flavonoids in strawberries are associated with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help prevent diseases ranging from cardiovascular ailments and metabolic disorders to dementia and cognitive decline.

One cup of strawberries contains 136% of the RDA of vitamin C.

Strawberries ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

One cup of strawberries contains 21% of manganese which not only helps against free radicals and oxidative stress, but also lessens cellular inflammation.

The potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries are also important for bone health.

Strawberries have beneficial effects on our cardiovascular health, particularly with regard to how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes. Consumption of strawberries is essential to preventing cellular damage associated with chronic disease and early death.

They can decrease risk of heart disease and diabetes and as they are a ‘superfood’, only small quantities are needed to provide positive health benefits that may prevent a host of chronic illnesses.

Add one or two servings a week to glean the many benefits from the beautifully healthy strawberry!

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