July 29, 2013

Strawberries – Delicious with Amazing Health Benefits

strawberriesNot only are they the 5th most preferred fresh fruit, strawberries are dripping with nutrients like high levels of antioxidants, folate, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. And because they are fat-free, sodium-free, cholesterol-free and low-calorie, they are just plain good for you!

We consume 7.17 pounds a year of this fabulous fruit each year and here is why:

  • Healthy eyes
    Consuming strawberries can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration
  • Healthy skin
    An antioxidant, ellagic acid, helps repair skin damage by UV rays and helps prevent wrinkles
  • Healthy brain activity
    Eating strawberries can prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia.
  • Healthy heart
    The potassium content can regulate blood pressure
  • Healthy cancer-free immune system
    Ellagic acid has anti-cancer properties that can kill cancer cell growth
  • Healthy prenatal development
    Folic acid and vitamin C aid in brain development in the fetus and are important in the production of red blood cells.

 

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