Wonders of Strawberries
Strawberries are a delicious summertime treat and are jam packed with more nutrients than apples, oranges or bananas. These sweet, tart berries rank in the top 10 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capacity.
Strawberries are a surprisingly fragile, highly perishable and delicate fruit. Optimal strawberry ripeness can be judged by color. Strawberries are at their peak of ripeness when their pinkish red color is most vibrant and rich. Strawberries are considered one of the healthiest fruits. One cup of sliced strawberries can contain between 40 & 54 calories, no sodium, cholesterol and are fat free 🙂
Their amazing combination of phytonutrients which include anthcyanins, flavonols and phenolic acids contribute to strawberries anti inflammatory properties. Strawberries are abundant in antioxidants or phenols which help decrease inflammation. Strawberries also contain more than 100% of your daily Vitamin C, flavonoids, quercentin and kaempferol.
Quercentin, kaempferol and anthocyanins have been shown to reduce blood clots from forming helping to reduce your risk of strokes. Flavonoids help lower your risk of heart disease.
Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium...important for bone health.
The vibrant red color of a strawberry contains anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat. Nitrate found in strawberries also has a positive effect on blood flow and oxygen which contributes to weight loss.
Strawberries also contain biotin which helps build strong hail and nails. The antioxidant ellagic acid protects the elastic fibers of our skin to prevent sagging.
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