Why eat strawberries: 5 health benefits of the delicious summer fruit
There is no better time to take advantage of the fruits gifted by nature, especially strawberries, which are in season right now!
Strawberries appear in late May and early June and are temptingly sweet and seductive. These fragrant and juicy fruits guarantee a beneficial effect on health.
The red juicy strawberries support the fight against many diseases. They also have a refreshing effect on the skin and hair. They provide the macro and micronutrients that our bodies may lack. Eating them you ensure your good health and a good appearance too.
Strawberries are a source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, PP, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, iron, copper, zinc, selenium and folic acid.
And because the number of valuable vitamins and minerals is not at the expense of high calorie content (100 g of strawberries contain only 40 calories), they often feature in weight loss diets.
Here are their main qualities that will make it even easier to make them the preferred company at our table.
Strawberries are a good source of folic acid. This compound protects us from atherosclerosis, improves our mental abilities and protects us from diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
These red natural temptations reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by stabilizing the blood pressure and lowering the level of ‘bad’, or ‘LDL’, cholesterol.
One cup of strawberries provides us with the total daily requirement of vitamin C. New studies show that during stress, this vitamin helps lower blood pressure, especially in adolescents.
The potassium in this fruit prevents bone loss, as it maintains the levels of calcium in the bones and prevents them from breaking more easily with advancing age.
Strawberries contain the antioxidant anthocyanin, which binds to free radicals and slows down the aging of cells and especially the skin, which is more exposed than ever to the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays from the sun.