HEALTH

Forever Young with Summer Strawberries!

The Best Antioxidant for Your Health

It is well known that fruits and vegetables of all kinds – including strawberries, provide us many health benefits.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reccomend that consuming 400 grams of fruit and vegetables a day, can decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Of course, fresh summer strawberries – are one of the most desired, refreshing, and nutritious fruits available in this period.

Those sweet – slightly tart berries, contain powerful antioxidant, and, what is very important – do not rapidly increase a person’s blood sugar. For that reason – they are an ideal choice for the individuals who have diabetes. Strawberries are a safe and delicious addition to any diet.

Health Benefits

As a summer fruits – strawberries offers a very big area of potential health benefits and can protect the body from a variety of diseases. It`s good to know that there are more than 600 varieties of strawberries.

Strawberries Prevent Heart Disease

A lot of clinical trials reports that strawberries can have a preventive effect against heart disease because of their high polyphenol content. Polyphenols are plant chemical compounds that are good for our body and health.

A clinical research from 2019 confirm that the anthocyanin in strawberries – has a direct links to a lower risk of a type of heart attack known as – myocardial infarction.

The flavonoid Quercetin – which is also present in strawberries and tomatoes – is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.

The fiber and potassium that strawberries contain – also support heart health.

In one important study from 2011, the individuals who consumed 4,069 milligrams (mg) of potassium per day – showed a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease compared to those who consumed around only 1,000 mg of potassium per day.

Strawberries Prevent Stroke

One important meta-analysis in 2016 included studies that had evaluate the antioxidants: quercetin, kaempferol, and anthocyanin.

This meta-analysis was interested at the link between those antioxidants that were present in strawberries – and stroke risk. It was discovered that this fruit moderately reduced the risk of stroke.

Strawberries Can Prevent Cancer

The mighty antioxidants contained in strawberries may fight against free radicals – according to a 2016 research. This study suggests that this factor has a potential to inhibit tumor growth and decrease inflammation in the body.

It is a fact that – no fruits acts as a direct treatment for cancer, but strawberries, and similar fruits might help decrease the risk of some people to develop the disease.

Strawberries Decrease Blood Pressure

Because of their high potassium content level – strawberries can offers benefits also to individuals who have increased risk of high blood pressure by helping to offset the effects of sodium in the body.

Low potassium consumption is just as important a risk factor for high blood pressure as high sodium intake.

According to a study of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), only 2% of American adults take the daily 4,700-mg recommendation for potassium.

So, strawberries are sweet and filling way to help people consume more potassium in their daily diet.

Prevent Diabetes

Strawberries are the most healthful fruit choice for people suffering from diabetes. The important fiber content of the berries can also help to regulate blood sugar and keep it stable by avoiding extreme high and low levels.

Fiber can recover satiety – helping people feel fuller for longer after having a meal. This can decrease urges to snack between meals – which will support glucose management and reduce the risk of blood sugar spikes.

Strawberries are very rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. These compounds are all essential and very important nutrients that support the body’s daily functioning.

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