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Strawberries for Natural Health and Beauty

Updated on June 20, 2011

Natural Health and Beauty - Strawberries

Isn't it nice when you find natural treatments that are inexpensive, readily available and taste good all at the same time? Strawberries are just one of the many fruits offering alternative treatment cures and prevention. You can bolster your immunity and improve your well-being with this yummy berry.

So, what exactly do strawberries do for you? How are they a natural health and beauty aid? Read on.

Strawberries Deliver Vitamin C

If you are looking for a way to add more natural sources of Vitamin C to your diet, then fresh strawberries are a good choice.  You only need to eat one cup in order to get 136% of your recommended daily amount of the sunshine vitamin.  One cup of strawberries contain 15% more Vitamin C than an orange.

Strawberries Help You Lose Weight

Those same high levels of Vitamin C help the body slim down by encouraging fat toxins to leave the lymphatic system.  As a bonus, it also aids the body's synthesization of the carnitine compound.  Scientists at Tempe Arizona State University discovered that carnitine speeds the burning of fat by 25%.

Strawberries Help You Look Younger

Yes, these berries are great for your health and beauty is one of their benefits, as well.  They are a tasty part of your natural skin care.

Regular strawberry eating can protect your skin from sun damage by cutting the occurrence of age spots and freckles in half.  In order to get that level of protection, you need to incorporate strawberries into your daily diet for 4 weeks.

The ellagic acid in strawberries suppresses melanin, which causes your skin to darken when exposed to ultraviolet light.

Not only that but strawberries are a source of manganese, which speeds the regeneration of skin cells and helps to fade marks in the skin.

Strawberries Relieve Muscle Pain

Instead of popping an aspiring next time you have muscle pain, try this alternative treatment.  Eat a generous helping of yummy, fresh strawberries.  This delicious little fruit is loaded with anthocyanins, which inhibit the body from releasing compounds that over-sensitize your nerves.  They calm those painful nerves.

Strawberries Whiten Teeth

Again, this plump, juicy fruit can be used as a natural health and beauty product.  In this case, it's both at the same time.  You get 2-for-1.

You can increase your resistance to tooth decay by a whopping 33%, just by eating strawberries.  Rich in xylitol, the berries kill cavity-causing bacteria.  These little wonders also contain malic acid, which helps to dissolve surface stains and white teeth.

Enjoy fresh strawberries for natural health and beauty benefits
Enjoy fresh strawberries for natural health and beauty benefits

Choosing Your Berries for Natural Health and Beauty

Whether you eat strawberries for health or just for the sheer enjoyment of doing so, you may want to consider purchasing organic.  Conventionally grown berries tend to hold pesticide residue.  Some people think that the organic ones taste better, too.

© 2009 Shirley Anderson

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    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      June and Deborrah, thank-you for coming by!

      We could eat strawberries together, I love them too.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Shirley Anderson,

      I enjoy strawberries!

      This is a great hub and wonderful suggestions for healthy eating.

      Blessings

    • june688 profile image

      june688 

      9 years ago

      I love strawberries always.

      Thanks.

    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh, Nisha! I've never known anyone who has not eaten strawberries. I hope enjoy the flavour as well as all the health benefits.

      Thank-you for coming by to read and comment!

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      Nisha shan 

      9 years ago

      I haven't eaten strawberry so far. After reading this blog I am really interested to eat them. Thanks for the information. It is very informative and useful.

    • Shirley Anderson profile imageAUTHOR

      Shirley Anderson 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, Mike. Glad it helped.

      Yes indeed, Shamelabboush! Thanks for coming by.

    • shamelabboush profile image

      shamelabboush 

      9 years ago

      It's not only useful for the health, but also sexy fruit and yummy :)

    • Anath profile image

      Anath 

      9 years ago

      And they can be such a sensual dessert with lots of whipped cream on top!

      Thanks for all the info about these delicious treat.

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hi, Shirley! I wasn't aware that strawberries can actually make your teeth whiter and in addition, fight cavities! What a great find! I also wasn't aware that strawberries help to synthesize carnitine to burn fat. I wonder if strawberries could be classified as a "negative calorie fruit," as they would then burn more calories than the calories they actually contain? Awesome hub Shirley! Thank you!

    • Helen Cater profile image

      Helen Cater 

      9 years ago from UK

      Lucky for me I love strawberries. I could'nt get enough when I was prgnant..All those years ago..love this hub really refreshing.

    • deejaynyc profile image

      deejaynyc 

      9 years ago from New York City

      Interesting that you should bring up the benefits of strawberries... I JUST ran across another plug for the fruit in (would you believe) one Joe Vitale's (Internet Marketing Gazillionaire who's VERY much into the spiritual and goodness of humankind) latest books: Zero Limits. There on page 220 (an important enough reference to be listed in the book's index!) is he and his co-author's (Dr. Hew Len, PhD) recommendation for strawberries and blueberries as a means of helping erase old memories from your subconscious mind!

      The book's an EXCELLENT read and a more than excellent MAP...Highly recommended.

      Peace and Love to You, Shirley. Thanks for the Hub,

      DeeJay

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