Hello Friends, Strawberry is one of our favourite fruit because of it’s attractive colour, aroma and juicy texture. Strawberries are worldwide famous and are used in various products like ice cream, cakes, jams, Jelly, Squashes and even in Medicines. You will surprised by knowing the health benefits of Strawberry hence it is also known as “Queen of Fruits”. When I heard the word Strawberry, I just remember the gardens of Mahableshwar. Mahableshwar is a famous hill station. Red aromatic berries with seeds on the outside skin gives it some crunchy and juicy flavour. Strawberries are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, ranging from deep red and pink. Strawberries are packed with plenty of Vitamins, minerals which may help you to improve your health.
• Brain Health:
It is proved in the research that anthocyanins boost short term memory by 100 percent in eight weeks. strawberries are rich in Iodine, which is very helpful for regulating the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. Potassium, which is found in significant quantities in strawberries, also has been linked to improved cognitive function by increasing the blood flow to the brain. Folate and various antioxidants are known to provide neurological benefits. Folate has been known to reduce the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease and congnitive decline. If you are a such person who is suffering from loosing memory issues or any other brain issues Strawberries are most helpful for you.
• Eye Care:
Use of strawberries may lower the risk of macular degeneration, a condition resulting in vision loss. Strawberries are helpful because they contain potassium, which helps to maintain the correct pressure within eyes. 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. Vitamin C also plays an important role in strengthening the eye’s cornea and retina. Antioxidants such as flavonoids, phenolic phytochemicals, and elagic acid, all of which are present in strawberries, can help to avoid excessively dry eyes, degeneration of the optical nerves, macular degeneration, vision defects and increased susceptibility to infections.
• Blood Pressure:
Strawberries contain potassium which regulates blood pressure and prevents high blood pressure by counteracting the negative effects of sodium. Here they are acting as a buffer against the negative effects of sodium. Strawberry is one of the healthy heart care fruit.
• Fitness/Weight Loss:
If you are thinking to loose weight then strawberries can help you better. Too much weight is open invitation to deceases like Heart Attack and diabetes. Strawberries are naturally low in Sugar, Sodium and also fat free they also contain nitrates which promote blood flow and oxygen throughout the body, resulting in weight loss. Nitrates also prevent the muscles from becoming too tired after exercise. Strawberries are a smart fruit choice for diabetics patients, as they have a lower glycemic index than many other fruits.
If you are suffering from constipation or indigestion Strawberries can help you. It contains high amount of water & fibres which may keep you hydrated and your bowel movements regular. Keep yourself safe from problems that can arise from lack of fibre include constipation and diverticulitis-an inflammation of the intestines. Fibres also plays important role for diabetics patients as it helps by absorbing sugar ie. Glucose from blood.
• Heart Health:
In this 21th century, all of us are consuming contaminated food. Fast food is a very big craze of today’s generation. This contaminated food causes increase of cholesterol in the body which further goes to danger stage like Heart Attack. Heart decease is one of the leading cause of death in the world. It is seen in research that regular consumption of anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids found in berries, can reduce the risk of a heart attack by 32 percent in young and middle-aged women. high levels of antioxidants such as vitamin-C and those phytochemicals form an ideal cardiac health pack, as they effectively reduce cholesterol in the arteries and vessels and protect against the damage caused by low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
• Cancer Prevention:
Vitamin C, folate, anthocyanins, quercetin and kaempferol in strawberries helps in cancer prevention by boosting our immunity. Vitamin C is one of the antioxidants that can help with cancer prevention, since a healthy immune system is the body’s best defense. They also contain a phytochemical called ellagic acid which has anti-cancer properties such as suppressing cancer cell growth.
Now I am going to buy this healthiest fruit and you? Include strawberries in your diet and don’t forget to share this article with your near & dear once. Let me know if you know something regarding Strawberries. Comment it.