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Health Benefits of Eating Strawberries

Updated on September 9, 2014

Red Strawberries Are Full Of Nutrition

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Health Benefits Of Strawberries and Antioxidants

Are you one of those people who love the taste of strawberries on your desserts and just can't wait for strawberries to be in season. What you may not know is that strawberries not only taste great, but they are also full of nutritional ingredients. Strawberries are like most berries with essential elements of vitamin C, antioxidants, and other amazing nutritional substances to help us live a happier and healthier life. Like most berries, strawberries are best eaten fresh, but can also be refrigerated or bought frozen to preserve their life expiry.

Strawberry Health Benefits

Strawberries

  • Improve bone health
  • Clean teeth & improve dental hygiene
  • A great source of Vitamin C
  • Can improve your eye-sight and prevent macular degeneration
  • Assist against inflammatory disorders, arthritis & gout
  • Are a great source of antioxidants & fibre
  • Can assist in the fight against cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure

The Fight Against Poor Bone Density (Health) & Hormones

Strawberries are a great natural source in the fight against poor bone health & hormones. Strawberries contain high traces of manganese which is essential maintaining healthy bone structure, absorbing calcium, creating enzymes that build bone and a host of other benefits, including proper functioning of your sex hormones. Manganese is a natural element that can be found in a range of minerals, fruits and vegetables including nuts and seeds, wheat germ, wheat bran, leafy green vegetables, beet tops, tea, and pineapple. Although most people eat enough natural fruit, vegetables and nuts to have a sufficient amount of manganese in their bodies, those who have poor bone health including osteoporosis as seen to have low amounts of manganese, which suggests a deficiency in the required nutritional amount. By eating a small handful or 1 cup of strawberries, you are consuming 0.42 milligrams of manganese. What may not sound like a lot, is actually a solid amount in the fight against poor bone health & bone density deficiency.

The high level of manganese contained in strawberries can also assist in the production of sex hormones and reproductive healthy. Strawberries can contribute to provided a balance in unstable hormones.

Core Elements In Strawberries

Strawberries To Cleanse Your Teeth

A number of researchers have come to suggest that strawberries have bleaching properties that can assist in cleansing your teeth and providing a fresh feel. Rubbing strawberries on your teeth is seen can help remove some minor dental stains. Although strawberries may contain properties to assist in teeth cleaning, it's also important to clean your teeth thoroughly since the subtle acids in this fruit can harm your tooth if left on too long. In the same way, it's important to ensure you don't over do the number of sweets that you eat or have lollies sitting in your mouth or rubbing against your teeth for too long. The next time you're looking for a healthy alternative snack for a bit of flavour and sweetness, try having a handful of strawberries. You'll not only be doing your body a favour, but also cleaning your teeth too. Other natural fruits and vegetables that should be consumed to ensure great dental health can be found here.

Strawberries & Cream

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Strawberries & Essential Vitamins & Minerals

Strawberries are a great natural source of a range of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin K & vitamin D.

Vitamin A

Strawberries contain high levels of vitamin A which can assist in providing healthy skin, mucous membranes and bones.

Vitamin C

Studies & research according to the California Strawberry Commission, has found that strawberries rival citrus fruit in their content of vitamin C, also called citric acid or ascorbic acid. By eating one serving of strawberries (approximately 8 strawberries) yields as much vitamin C as an orange. So the next time you're looking for a mandarin or orange but they're

Vitamin D

Vitamin D which is more commonly sourced from spending time in the sun or by consuming Vitamin D tablets, can also be naturally found in strawberries. By eating strawberries, you're essentially absorbing what sunshine the strawberry had needed and absorbed to ripen and grow. As with many other seasonal fruits and vegetables though, the weather will have an effect on the colour, taste, flavour and density of vitamins and minerals contained in strawberries and other fruit and vegetables.


Other essential vitamins and minerals found in strawberries include vitamin K & Folate. For more information on these and other minerals found in strawberries, click here.

Eat Strawberries For Better Eye-sight & The Prevention of Macular Degeneration

Antioxidants such as vitamin C, flavonoids, phenolic phytochemicals and elagic acid are all elements that can be found in strawberries to prevent dry eyes, degeneration of optical nerves, macular degeneration, vision defects and other eye problems. Studies have found that regular consumption of strawberries can lead to the prevention and fight against macular degeneration, which may possibly be due to the high levels of Vitamin A contained in these delicious strawberries.

Strawberries In The Fight Against Inflammatory Disorders

It may be hard to believe, but strawberries are once again the secret to preventing harmful illnesses and health issues facing people right across the world. Strawberries are seen to contain elements which an assist in the prevention of inflammation and the prevention of arthritis and gout. Key ingredients in strawberries can assist in preventing the degeneration of muscles and tissues as well as the drying up of the fluid which help mobility of the joints. Believe it or not, the intake of strawberries combined with a handful of other great fruits including blueberries, pitted cherries and avocados can also do wonders when it comes to anti-aging and skin regeneration.

Fibre In Strawberries

As with most other fruits& vegetables, it's important to have a well balanced diet. It has been said that strawberries are one of the fruits which should be included in your daily intake of fruit & vegetables not only to assist in having a healthy body, but also as a great element of fibre. So the next time you're feeling uneasy down below in your stomach or intestines, try eating a handful of strawberries. Keep in mind that it's important to have at least 5 servings of fruit & vegetables per day to ensure a healthy and well balanced diet.

Strawberries Fight Against Cancer & Heart Disease

With all the combined essential elements and ingredients contained in strawberries, it's no surprise they have properties that can assist in the prevention of certain types of cancer, blood pressure and heart disease. Vitamin-C, Folate and Anthocyanin, Quercetin and Kaempfero and just a few of the ingredients in strawberries that contain antioxidant properties which can assist in the fighting of cancerous cells. It is recommended that having a few strawberries a day can make a huge difference.

High blood pressure, commonly caused by a high intake of sodium, can often be prevented by eating handfuls of strawberries. Strawberries contain the essential elements of potassium and magnesium, both of which are seen to assist in the prevention of high blood pressure. Sodium can often be found in products containing high levels of salt such as canned foods where by sodium is used as a preservative. It is important to keep in mind that relying on strawberries or other fruits and vegetables high in potassium and magnesium should not mean that it's fine to consume products high in sodium.

Heart disease can often be caused by a poor diet, a lack of exercise and a lack of essential vitamins and minerals. Strawberries contain certain vitamin B, citamin C, fibre and folate, all of which can be used in preventing common heart disease.

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