Strawberries being so tasty have many health benefits. But you likely have no idea just how good. So here you go:
Improved Immune System:
Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C. One serving of strawberries contains 51.5 mg of vitamin C – about half of your daily requirement. Two servings become one cup and that covers 100 per cent. Vitamin C boosts your immune system and is a fast-working antioxidant.
High doses of fresh strawberries or Vitamin C are said to maybe prevent cataracts in women over 65. Cataracts lead to blindness. Our eyes need Vitamin C to protect from exposure to free-radicals from harsh UV rays, which can damage the protein in the lens. Vitamin C also helps strengthen corneas and retinas.
Vitamin C can help prevent cancer because a strong immune system helps keep the body fighting. Phytochemical called Ellagic acid is present in Strawberries. Ellagic acid helps to suppress cancer cell growth. Strawberries also contain antioxidants lutein and zeathancins.
Vitamin C is vital to the production of collagen, which helps to improve skin’s elasticity. Eating Strawberry may result in healthier younger looking skin. Collagen visibly prevents collagen destruction and inflammatory response.
Regulate Blood Pressure
Strawberries have 134 mg per serving of potassium and potassium can help regulate blood pressure and may even help to lower high blood pressure by acting as a buffer against the negative effects of sodium. As they reduce low-density lipoprotein, inflammation, and high blood pressure, strawberries are considered one of the most heart-healthy fruits out there today.
Fiber is needed for healthy digestion and strawberries naturally contain about 2 g per serving. Fiber is needed to fight constipation and diverticulitis, the inflammation of the intestines, which affects approximately 50 percent of people over 60. It can also aid in fighting Type 2 diabetes. Fiber helps slow the absorption of sugars (i.e. glucose) in the blood so those who are managing diabetes should eat strawberries but in moderation.
Strawberries are naturally low calorie with about 28 calories per serving. They are fat-free and low in sodium and also low in sugar. Yes, strawberries do contain natural sugars, though total sugars are quite low with 4 grams per serving. The total carbohydrate content is equivalent to less than a half slice of bread. Eat an entire 1.5 cups and you have a snack less than 100 calories.