Strawberries are called ‘the queen of fruits” in Asian countries, because they are packed with health benefits. Yummy, juicy and mouth-watering, we love to enjoy strawberries in the form of ice creams, shakes, smoothies and other desserts.
Compared to fruits like apples, oranges or bananas, strawberries have the highest amount of nutrients. Strawberries are rich in vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These juicy heart-shaped delights have much more to offer beyond sweetness and flavor.
7 Health Benefits of Strawberries
Helps burn stored fat. The red coloring contains anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat. When a group of animals was fed a high-fat diet along with anthocyanins, they gained 24 percent less weight than the animals eating the high-fat diet without added anthocyanins. The compound nitrate found promotes blood flow and oxygen in our body, which is great for weight loss.
Boost short term memory. The anthocyanins boost short term memory by 100 percent in eight weeks.
Ease Inflammation. Strawberries lower blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a signal of inflammation in the body. In a study, women who ate 16 or more strawberries per week were 14 percent less likely to have elevated levels of CRP.
Lower cardiovascular disease. Flavonoids — which are responsible for the colour and flavour of strawberries — lower the risk for heart disease.
Promote bone health. Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health.
Anti-aging properties. Strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps build strong hair and nails. They also contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which protects the elastic fibers in our skin to prevent sagging.
Promote eye health. Eating three or more servings of fruit like strawberries may lower the risk of macular degeneration, a condition resulting in vision loss.