Pop-them direct or squash those in the juicer, strawberries would only do you handsome amount of good. If you’re not already an ardent lover of strawberries, you can safely deepen your adoration. Not only are they swollen with citrus juicy, balmy and delightful, they’re a bona-fide super food, too. They are nutrient-rich as they are by nature wrapped with antioxidants (like vitamin C). They offer a variety of health benefits, some of which may even surprise you. And, guess what, those wrinkles and lines which bother you deep, can be cured and prevented by strawberries!
1. Enhance Immunity
As per dietitians strawberries are an exceptional source of Vitamin C. Most mammals, except for humans have the ability to naturally produce Vitamin C, which is why it’s so important to get your daily requirement. Vitamin C is a well-known immunity booster, apart from being a powerful and fast-working antioxidant.
2. Keep Your Eyes Healthy
Splashing strawberries in the mouth is much better than chewing tablets or getting to war thick eye lenses. Antioxidant properties in strawberries also help to prevent cataracts; the blurring over of the eye lens, which can lead to blindness in older age. Our eyes require Vitamin C to protect them from exposure to free-radicals from the sun’s harsh UV rays, which can damage the protein in the lens. Additionally, vitamin C plays an important role in firming the eye’s cornea and retina.
3. Helps Fight Cancer
Vitamin C is one of those antioxidants that can help with cancer prevention, since a healthy immune system is the body’s best defence. A phytochemical called elegiac acid, also found in strawberries, is another such antioxidant. These antioxidants suppress cancer cell growth.
4. Helps Fight Bad Cholesterol
Diagnose of a heart disease can cause panic attack, but strawberries can help you even in that. Fortunately, they also contain powerful heart-healthy-boosters. Elegiac acid and flavonoids or phytochemicals also happen to provide an antioxidant effect that can benefit heart’s health in multiple ways. It helps in counteracting the effect of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, bad cholesterol in the blood, which causes plaque to build up in arteries. It also helps by providing an anti-inflammatory effect, which is indeed very good for the heart.
5. Improves Fiber
Fiber is essential for healthy digestion, and strawberries do naturally contain about 2g per serving. Problems that can arise due to lack of fiber including constipation and diverticulitis, an inflammation of the intestines, so you better munch-in some strawberries or else sit on the toilet seat reading comic strips.
You say. I say. We say. STRAWBERRIES!