15 health benefits of consuming strawberries

Here are the various health benefits of consuming strawberries regularly.

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Read on to know about various health benefits of consuming strawberry regularly.

Strawberries are undoubtedly the most popular berries in the world. These brightly colored berries have an amazing sweetness that helps to enhance the flavor of numerous food preparations. Here are the various health benefits of consuming strawberries regularly.

For heart

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 Strawberries are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that help to protect our heart. It contains anthocyanins that protect the lining of the circulatory system and prevents the buildup of plaque.

For diabetes

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It contains fiber and ellagic acid that helps to slow down the digestion of starchy food products and thus controls the fluctuation in blood sugar level.

Against cancer

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It is rich in fiber and vitamin C that prevents colon and esophageal cancer. Ellagic acid in strawberries work as an anticancer compound and prevent the growth of skin, bladder, lung, and breast cancer.

Boosts immunity

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High vitamin C content of strawberries enhances the ability of our body to fight infections, allergies, and asthma.

Maintains blood pressure

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Anthocyanins and potassium present in strawberries help to relax the lining of blood vessels and lower the blood pressure.

For brain health

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Antioxidants such as flavonoids and anthocyanins present in strawberries help to delay the decline in memory and prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Fights inflammation

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It contains quercetin that helps to reduce the formation of plaque and atherosclerosis. It is also rich in vitamin C that prevents inflammation in our body and development of arthritis and gout.

Maintains cholesterol

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 The soluble fiber pectin present in strawberries help to lower the LDL (bad cholesterol) in our body.

For vision

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It is rich in antioxidants that prevent cataract and macular degeneration.

For weight loss

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Strawberry offers anti-inflammatory benefits that restores the functioning of weight reducing hormones. Anthocyanins present in strawberry helps to increase the production of hormone adiponectin, which promotes metabolism and suppresses appetite.

For pregnancy

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Strawberries are rich in folate that prevents neural tube defects in pregnant women.

For digestion

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It is good for digestion and helps to treat constipation and prevent bloating and gas.

For teeth

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It contains malic acid that works as an astringent and prevents the discoloration of teeth.

For skin

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This fruit has powerful antioxidants that prevents oxidative damage and delays the signs of aging on our skin. It also contains lycopene that is known to protect the skin against oxidative stress. The presence of other beneficial compound such as alpha-hydroxy acid, ellagic acid, and salicyclic acid also helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots on our skin.

For hair

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High vitamin C content of strawberries helps in hair growth by promoting the absorption of iron. It also contain silica that assists in hair growth and prevents baldness.

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