The Benefits Of Strawberries

Strawberry Dreams

I recently rediscovered the sweet taste of strawberries! After washing them with water, their sweet taste made my taste buds high on life! Apparently, strawberries originated in Europe in the 18th century! They are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, folate, potassium, antioxidants and fiber.

Vitamin C Benefits

  • May reduce the risk of chronic diseases
  • May help battle high blood pressure
  • Potentially lowers heart disease risk
  • Could reduce blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout

Manganese Benefits

  • May improve bone health
  • Has strong antioxidant properties
  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Plays a role in blood sugar regulation

Folate (Vitamin B9) Benefits

  • Makes red and white blood cells in the bone marrow
  • Converts carbs into energy
  • Produces DNA and RNA

Potassium Benefits

  • Decreases the risk of stroke
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Protects against loss of muscle mass
  • Preserves bone mineral density
  • Reduces the formation of kidney stones

Antioxidant Benefits

  • Help stop the damage caused by free radicals (free radicals contribute to aging and play a role in cancer, diabetes and heart disease)

Fiber Benefits

  • Improves digestive health
  • Useful for weight loss

Anthocyanins Benefits

  • Good for heart health

Ellagitannins and Ellagic Acid Benefits

  • Fight bacteria
  • Reduce the risk of cancer (by fighting oxidative stress and inflammation)

Overall, eating strawberries may improve heart health and help prevent cancer! They may also reduce inflammation, improve vascular function, and reduce LDL (bad cholesterol).

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