Thursday, January 17, 2013

Why Do I love Strawberries…?

Hello All,

Have you all pondered to what extent Strawberries help our bodies? What makes them so special for our life? Apart from a giving a wonderful taste strawberries has many health benefits. So, let us take a look at how these benefit us.


It helps in controlling our diet as one cup of strawberries contains 13% of RDA of dietary fiber, by giving only 43 calories. This fiber helps in keeping the regular digestion and curbs overeating. It also lowers the blood pressure. So it is very good for ones having constipation or higher blood pressure problems.


Antioxidants helps in improving the immunity system of our bodies. Strawberries are one of the exceptional antioxidants that mankind has discovered till now. It is ranked 4th among the best antioxidant food sources. It is a rich source of a chemical compound called phenol, particularly anthocyanin, which helps in increasing the uric acid level in the body. Doctors suggest that a regular intake of one cup of strawberries for about 2 weeks increases the immunity of the person against oxidative stress and in-turn lower disease risk.


Phenols present in strawberries also fight against inflammatory disorders, like asthma, osteoarthritis. It helps in inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) alike drugs aspirin and ibroofane. However strawberries do not exhibit any unwanted side-effects as these drugs do.

Healthy Eyes

Strawberries contains Vitamin C, Folate (Vitamin B), fiber and some phytochemicals that helps in fighting with cancer. Vitamin C is the crucial element of age related eye disease study. It is an antioxidant and also serves the requirements of making connective tissues for healthy blood vessels of eyes. Thus it helps our eyes against aging phenomenon.

Vitamin C

It is an effective antioxidant rich with 136% of RDA of Vitamin C in one cup of strawberries. It helps in improving the immunity system and lowering blood pressure. It also helps to fight the diseases like cataract and macular degeneration.

Bone Health

One cup of strawberries contains 21% of Manganese, which helps in maintaining healthy bone structure. The other essential ingredients helping in bone building are potassium and Vitamin K. Strawberries contains all the above and thus helps in protecting our bones.


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