Health Benefits of Strawberries

Who doesn't love the sweet, red, and juicy strawberries?

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Who doesn’t love the sweet, red, and juicy strawberries?

You will fall in love again when you will come to know about the health benefits it provides. Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) originated in Europe in the 18th century. Moreover, it is a hybrid of two strawberry species from North America and Chile.

Also, strawberries are a rich source of Vitamin C and B9 due to its bittersweet taste. It is also full of antioxidants good for your skin and body as a whole. In addition to that, you can consume these strawberries raw or in the form of jam, jelly, etc.

It has so many health-related benefits too. For these reasons, we have listed down few important health benefits that this tiny red fruit will serve you:

Nutrition Facts

Strawberries are a full pack of nutrients. It includes:

  • Calories: 32
  • Water: 91%
  • Protein: 0.7 grams
  • Carbs: 7.7 grams
  • Sugar: 4.9 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Fat: 0.3 grams

Health Benefits

With so many useful nutrition, strawberries have a variety of health benefits too:

Goof for Heart Health

Berries mostly have a large portion of anthocyanin. These compounds help to regulate heart functioning. Moreover, the high consumption of strawberries can lower the risk of heart diseases. Not only that, but strawberries also improve blood antioxidant status, decrease oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, improve vascular function, improve your blood lipid profile, and reduce the harmful oxidation of LDL cholesterol. 

Furthermore, dried-freeze strawberries can affect diabetes 2 type patients. 

Regulates Blood-Sugar Level

Whenever you take in the carb, these substances are broken down into your bloodstreams for digestion. Carbs have a high amount of fatty acids and lipids hence, they cannot be digested properly, causing severe disease. However, strawberries seem to slow down glucose digestion and reduce spikes in both glucose and insulin following a carb-rich meal, compared to a carb-rich meal without strawberries. As a result, strawberries tend to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome.

Prevents Cancer

Strawberries may help prevent several types of cancer through their ability to fight oxidative stress and inflammation. Moreover, the strawberries can be known as anti-inflammatory fruit. Also, strawberries have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animals with mouth cancer and human liver cancer cells. It reduces the formation and growth of cancer cells.

Adverse Effects

Strawberries can be beneficial but allergy is common. In addition to that, Strawberries contain a protein that can cause symptoms in people who are sensitive to birch pollen or apple. This condition is known as pollen-food allergy. Moreover, this disease includes symptoms like itching or tingling in the mouth, hives, headaches, swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat, or breathing problems too. Hence, they must be consumed as per your sensitivity.