7 Reasons Why Strawberries Are Called A Super Fruit &We Must Eat Them

By: Shubham Ghosh

Fresh strawberries are great for our health. Their taste, texture and nutritional values make them very popular among all ages. The attractive fruit can be eaten either inaraw form or in ice-creams, baked goods, jams, etc. Both fresh and frozen berries are good for health.

Berries have excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as folic acid,magnesium, potassium, etc. They also have a good amount of dietary fibre,besides flavonoids and phytonutrients.

Here are 7benefits that strawberries rich in antioxidants offer to our health:

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1. Regulates Blood Pressure:

Strawberries are good for people suffering from high blood pressure, thanks to their potassium and magnesium content. Eating these fruits regularly can prevent hypertension and maintain healthy oxygen levels. Vitamin C present in strawberriesalso helps in keeping the blood pressure under control.

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2. Prevents Cancer:

Consumption of strawberry reducestherisk of cancer oftheoesophagus, breast, colon, prostate, etc. Vitamin C in strawberries which is an antioxidant prevents cancer,fights free radicals and boosts the immunity. Phytochemicals in strawberries also suppress the growth of the cancer cells.

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3. Reduces Heart Disease:

The fibre, antioxidants, phytochemicals, etc.,in strawberries balance the cholesterol levels. They also promote plaque stability and reduce the risk of thrombosis. By reducing the cholesterol level, strawberries reduce the possibility of heart diseases.

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4. Good For Skin:

Vitamin C protectstheskin against any damage caused by free radicals. This vitamin contributes to the production of collagen, which is necessary for skin elasticity. Strawberries also protect the skin against the harmful ultraviolet rays,besideslycopene in strawberriesthatprotectstheskin from ageing and brings back the glow.

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5. Fights Arthritis And Gout:

Free radicals lead to the accumulation of toxins in the body that lead to degeneration ofthemuscles and tissues. This increases the risk of diseases like arthritis and gout. Strawberries help the body to flush out the toxins that fight these diseases. The folic acid content in strawberries also helps those suffering from arthritis.

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6. Improves Immunity:

Regular consumption of strawberries improves our immunity and protects us against common cold, cough and other infections. Vitamin C in these super fruits hasa positive effect on our immunity.

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7. Betters Memory:

The high level of antioxidants protectsthe cells from harmful free radicals,besides affecting neurons in the brain in a positive way. These protect the brain's neuron from any inflammation, helping in improving both the motor control and cognition. Strawberries also prevent loss ofmemory and diseaseslike Alzheimer's.

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Story first published: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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