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The Benefits of strawberries to Your Health

Updated on September 13, 2013

Whether frozen or fresh, strawberries are great fruits when it comes to their nutritional content. Not only are strawberries juicy and delicious, but they are also a bona fide super food. Packed with vitamin C which is a great source of antioxidants, strawberries provide many health benefits. This article provides some surprising health benefits of strawberries.

Strawberries Improve Your Eye Health

The antioxidants in strawberries play an important role when it comes to preventing eye cataracts. Besides, your eye needs vitamin C to offer protection against free radicals from the UV rays of the sun which can cause protein damage in the eye lens. Vitamin C is also believed to strengthen the retina and cornea of the eye.

Strawberries regulate blood pressure

Potassium is popularly known as a great heart healthy nutrient. Strawberries serve as a medium source of potassium. Potassium lowers blood pressure and aid in regulating blood pressure. Strawberries have gained popularity in lowering bad cholesterol or LDL, high blood pressure and inflammation.

Strawberries Boost immunity

Dietitians recommend you to include strawberries in your daily diet since they are rich in vitamin C. Human beings are enable to naturally produce vitamin C which is why it is strongly recommended that you take your daily dose. Vitamin C is popularly known to boost immune system besides being a great, fast working antioxidant. A study carried out in 2010 by UCLA indicated that the antioxidants found in strawberries become ready to function in human blood immediately after consuming them in a few weeks.

Strawberries Help Regulate Weight

Achieving a healthy weight is a great way of reducing the risks of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes as well as good for your general well-being. In addition to containing low calories, strawberries are fat free as well as low in sugar and sodium. Therefore eating strawberries is good when it comes to managing your overall body weight.

Strawberries keep Your Skin Younger

Vitamin C in strawberries is also important in producing collagen which aids in boosting the elasticity and resilience of the skin. As we age, collagen is lost; including food rich in vitamin C may result in healthier skin free of wrinkles. Besides vitamin C, strawberries have other important naturally occurring compounds that fight wrinkles. Ellagic acid in strawberry was also found to be very vital in fighting wrinkles in human skin cells.

Strawberries Fight cancer

Strawberries contain powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C which help in preventing cancer. Allegic acid produces anti-cancer properties that, for instance, suppress the growth of cancer cells. Besides, these wonderful fruits are rich in lutein and zeathancins which serve to neutralize the negative effects of free radicals on human cells.

Strawberries Contain fibre

Strawberries contain large amounts of fibre which is responsible for healthy digestive system. Lack of enough fibre in the body can cause serious problems including diverticulitis and constipation. Besides playing a crucial role in slowing the absorption of sugars in blood, fibre is also essential in fighting type 2 diabetes.

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