STRAWBERRIES THE QUEEN OF FRUIT
If you’re not a big fan of Strawberries, after reading this, you will be. This Superpower food is delicious, not only are they juicy but are jammed packed of nutrient-rich Antioxidants like Vitamin C. Strawberries offer a wide range of health benefits and here are just some of the health benefits in the consumption of Strawberries as follows:
Since strawberries have an excellent sauce of Vitamin C which is so way important to get in your Lifestyle Change Plan. It’s well-known immunity booster as well as a powerful, fast working Antioxidant. A 2010 UCLA study discovered that the Antioxidant power in strawberries becomes bioavailable or ready to work in our bloodstream at the molecular level and can be absorbed easily by your body since it is made of Nitrate. This compound is found to promote blood flow, and the H2O and Oxygen it gives to our bodies. It is also great not only for immunity but for weight loss.
Promotes Eye Health
The Antioxidant properties of strawberries may also help to prevent CATARACTS. The clouding over of the eye lens which can lead to BLINDNESS in our older aged people or commonly called AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD). Our eyes require Vitamin C to protect them from exposure to free radicals from the suns UV rays and other outside dust and pollen which can damage the protein in the lens of the eye. It also plays an important role in strengthening the eyes cornea and retina while high doses of Vitamin C have been found to decrease the risk of CATARACTS in women over 65. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden have noted that the risk pertains to Vitamin C obtained from supplements, not from fruits and vegetables.
Helps Fight Cancer
Vitamin C is one of the Antioxidants that can help with CANCER Prevention since a healthy immune system is the BEST body’s defense. A Phytochemical called Ellagic acid found in Strawberries is known to yield anti-CANCER properties like suppressing CANCER cell growth. Strawberries also contain other Antioxidants like Lutein and Zeothancins and are actually BEASTS (like me) to free radicals and neutralize any potentially negative effect they have on our cells.
Repairs And Promotes Healthy Skin
The power in Vitamin C in strawberries continues. It is vital to the production of collagen which helps improve skins elasticity and resilience. Since we lose collagen as we get older, eating foods rich in Vitamin C will result in a HEALTHIER YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN. The presence of Ellagic acid found in strawberries visibly prevented collagen destruction and inflammatory response to the development of WRINKLES in the skin cells after continued exposure to the suns UV rays. Powerful stuff huh indeed.
Fights Bad Cholesterol (LDL)
Strawberries contain the powerful heart health boosters ellagic acid and Flavonoids which is a phytochemical that provides the Antioxidant effect that can benefit your heart in various ways. One way includes counteracting or suppressing the effect of Low-density Lipoprotein or (LDL) bad cholesterol in the blood which causes plaque to build up in the arteries. A second way is that they provide an anti-inflammatory effect. Researchers have found that a healthy Lifestyle Change that includes the consumption of strawberries reduces the oxidative damage to blood cells as well as blood lipids. Both play an important role in both HEART DISEASE, STROKE, and DIABETES.
Helps Reduce Inflammation
The Antioxidants and Phytochemicals found in Strawberries may also help reduce inflammation of the joints which may cause ARTHRITIS and can lead to heart disease. A study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health shows that women who eat 16 or more strawberries per week are 14% less likely to have an elevated (-Reactive protein (CRP), an indication of inflammation in the body.
Helps Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Health
Another nutrition in strawberries is potassium and with a 134mg serving of strawberries are considered a “Medium Source” according to the Alberta Health Services potassium can help regulate blood pressure and may even help lower blood pressure by acting as a buffer against the negative effect of Sodium, with also its impact on the reduction of (LDL), inflammation and HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, strawberries have earned the title of ONE OF THE MOST HEART HEALTHY fruits you can eat! A true SUPER FOOD indeed.
Strawberries Boost Fiber Intake
Fiber is a necessity for healthy digestion, and they contain 2G per serving. Fiber can also fight TYPE-II DIABETES because it negates any sugar. Fiber helps slow the absorption of sugars (Glucose in the blood). As a result, adults who are managing diabetes can enjoy strawberries in MODERATION in their Lifestyle Change Plan.
Helps With Weight Loss Management
The consuming of strawberries helps to maintain a healthy weight and is one of the best defenses against TYPE II DIABETES and heart disease not to mention good for your overall health. Strawberries do contain total sugars which are low with just 4 Grams per serving, and the total Carbohydrate content is equivalently less than a half slice of bread. Triple your serving to 1.5 cups, and you will have a snack that’s less than 100 calories and much richer and nutritious than having one of those pre-packaged calorie snacks.
Promotes Pre-Natal Heath
TIP- Women pay close attention this is HUGE
This benefit is so important for our mothers to be. The nutrient Folate is a Vitamin B nutrient and highly recommended for women who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Strawberries are a good source, and folate is necessary for the early stages of pregnancy to help in the development of the baby’s brain, skull, and spinal cord. The folic acid in strawberries also may help to prevent certain birth defects such as SPINA BIFIDA. Bottom line is it is important for your baby’s health.
WARNING People with existing and untreated Gallbladder or Kidney problems may want to avoid having strawberries. Research shows that Oxalates may interfere with the absorption of calcium in our bodies. However, my source says more in-depth research is needed to prove this. Please consult your doctor before you think about any Lifestyle Change.