K&W Tips: 10 Health Benefits of Strawberries

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for deliciously ripe and juicy fruits! Strawberries are a sweet little fruit that pack a big healthy punch!

  1. Strawberries contain 134 mg per serving of potassium which can help regulate blood pressure and help lower high blood pressure by acting as a buffer against the negative effects of sodium.
  2. Folate is a B-vitamin recommended for women who are pregnant or trying to conceive, and strawberries offer 21 mcg per serving. strawberries
  3. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C which boosts the immune system. One serving of strawberries contains 51.5 mg of vitamin C – about half of your daily requirement.
  4. The antioxidant properties in strawberries may help to prevent cataracts. Our eyes require vitamin C for protection from exposure to free-radicals and harsh UV rays from the sun. The vitamin C in strawberries helps to strengthen the eye’s cornea and retina.
  5. Strawberries contain powerful heart-healthy boosters. Ellagic acid and flavonoids – or phytochemicals – can provide an antioxidant effect that can benefit heart health. Their healthy properties can counteract the effect of low-density lipoprotein which causes plaque to build up in arteries.
  6. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best defenses against type 2 diabetes and heart-disease. Strawberries are naturally low calorie, fat-free, and low in both sodium and sugar.
  7. Fiber is a necessity for healthy digestion, and strawberries natural contain about 2g per serving.
  8. While it’s not a miracle cure for cancer, the vitamin C in strawberries is one of the antioxidants that can help with cancer prevention, since a healthy immune system is the body’s best defense.
  9. The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in strawberries may also help to reduce inflammation of the joints, which may cause arthritis and can also lead to heart disease.
  10. The power of vitamin C is also vital to the production of collagen, which helps to improve skin’s elasticity and resilience – resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin.

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