Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, so sweet, innocent with green leaves ordaining the top – they are so mouth watering yummy. And the benefits of eating strawberries are amazing too.
- Help burn stored fat – you can thank the anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat.
- They ease inflammation – Studies showed that the C-reactive protein (CRP) (which is a signal of inflammation in the body) are lowered in our blood when eating at least 16 strawberries a week.
- Boost short term memory – it may take 8 weeks but the anthocyanins know how to help you remember.
Anti-aging properties – hooray for ellagic acid! Huh, what’s that? This is the stuff that protects the elastic fibers in your skin to prevent sagging. Not only that, but our little friend the strawberry is packed with biotin, which strengthens the hair and nails.
Lowers cardiovascular disease – Ever wonder what makes the strawberries a delicious red? It’s the Flavonoids. Flavonoids lower the risk for heart disease.
Low in calories & high in fiber – Only 56 calories for a cup!
promotes bone health – Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium. Vitamin K is essential to teeth health and about 80% of America is magnesium deficient.
Good for weight loss – Nitrate promotes blood flow and oxygen to our body and these delicious strawberries happily deliver nitrate to your body.
Prevent esophageal cancer – Studies show that freeze dried strawberries, yup freeze dried (which means it lasts longer on the shelf, may help prevent esophageal cancer.
Promotes eye health – Eating 3 or more servings of strawberries may lower the risk of macular degeneration, a condition resulting in vision loss.
They are considered one of the healthiest fruits. They are packed with antioxidants, lowers blood pressure. There are 54 calories in 1 cup or 166 grams of sliced strawberries. Did you know that is 1/3 less than the calories in a banana? However, banana’s are great for you too, but that is another subject.
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