Not 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.