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Strawberry: Health Benefits, Nutrition and More

Fresh or frozen, there is no doubt that strawberries are incredibly beneficial. In this article let’s know the benefits of adding these berries to our diet.

Sonali Behera
Strawberries are currently the most well-liked berry fruit in the world. They were first produced in ancient Rome.
Strawberries are currently the most well-liked berry fruit in the world. They were first produced in ancient Rome.

Strawberries are beneficial for the entire body. Without any salt, fat, or cholesterol, they naturally supply vitamins, fiber, and particularly high concentrations of antioxidants known as polyphenols. They are an excellent provider of manganese and potassium and are among the top fruits in terms of antioxidant power. Eight strawberries, or one serving, provide more Vitamin C than an orange.

Fragaria ananassa, belonging to the Rosaceae family has more than ten different Fragaria species, and while they vary in flavor, size, and texture, they all share the same distinctive heart-shaped, red flesh, and seeded covering. Strawberries are technically not fruits because they carry their seeds on the exterior and grow runners that turn into roots that generate clone plants

Due to the fact that once they are harvested, they stop ripening, choose medium-sized ones that are firm, plump, and deep red. Strawberries are currently the most well-liked berry fruit in the world. They were first produced in ancient Rome.

Nutritional Benefits of Strawberries:

An 80-gram or one bowl serving can provide upto:

  • 26Kcal/101KJ

  • 0.6g protein

  • 0.2g fat

  • 6g carbohydrates

  • 1.6g fiber

  • 136mg potassium

  • 49mcg folate

  • 46mg vit C

Benefits of Adding Strawberry to your Diet

1. Can Support a Healthy Heart

Anthocyanidins, the vibrant pigments found in strawberries, are known to provide a range of possible health advantages, including the prevention of inflammatory diseases and heart disease. Observational research suggests a connection between frequent berry eating and fewer heart-related fatalities.

2. Can Control Blood Sugar

Strawberries, especially when taken with a high-carb meal, seem to limit our usage of insulin and slow down our digestion of glucose. The vibrant anthocyanins are thought to be responsible for this impact.

3. Could Be Beneficial for Those with Type 2 Diabetes

Ellagic acid and ellagitannins, two polyphenolic plant components found in strawberries, have shown promise in managing some of the consequences of type 2 diabetes. They appear to control blood pressure and blood sugar in particular. To confirm these effects in people, further study is being carried out.

4. Might Prevent Cancer

Strawberries may help prevent some types of cancer, according to studies. A mixture of polyphenols, particularly ellagic acid and ellagitannins, which appear to slow the development of cancer cells in animal tests, are likely to be responsible for the protective effect. To determine the proper course of action and validate the results, more human studies are required.

5. Might Help with Weight Control

Because strawberries have a low glycaemic index (GI), they help control the release of blood sugar. According to studies, eating a diet rich in low-GI foods may help with weight control and lower the prevalence of disorders linked to obesity. Strawberries are sweet tasting and low in calories, so they could be useful as a sweet fix.

Can anyone enjoy strawberries without getting sick?

Strawberries are a frequent allergy, especially for small children, even though the majority of us can eat them without incident. You are more prone to develop a secondary food allergy to strawberries if you are allergic to birch pollen or apples. You ought to stay away from strawberries if this is pertinent.

Fruits including strawberries, apples, peaches, avocados, and blueberries also contain salicylates, which are naturally occurring compounds. These substances can cause allergic reactions in some people, including skin rashes and swelling.

The consumption of strawberries should be limited by those who have thyroid problems since they also contain goitrogens, substances that may affect thyroid function.

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