For the love of Strawberries!

Posted: September 21, 2013 in Just Blogging
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Strawberries are considered one of the healthiest fruits. They are packed with antioxidants, lower blood pressure and protect your heart. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, they are also sodium, cholesterol and fat free.

Do y’all love strawberries? My husband and I do! I love strawberry season and going to the fields and picking them. I grew up doing that every year and now try to do it when I can every year. There is nothing better then baskets and baskets of fresh strawberries! YUM! Well did you know the health benefits of the them??

10 Health Benefits of Strawberries

1. Helps burn stored fat
The red coloring contains anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat. When a group of animals was fed a high-fat diet along with anthocyanins, they gained 24 percent less weight than the animals eating the high-fat diet without added anthocyanins. (The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry)

2. Boost short term memory
The anthocyanins boost short term memory by 100 percent in eight weeks. (The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)

3. Low in Calories – High in Fiber
One cup contains only 54 calories.

4. Ease Inflammation
Strawberries lower blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a signal of inflammation in the body. In a study, women who ate 16 or more strawberries per week were 14 percent less likely to have elevated levels of CRP. (Harvard School of Public Health.)

5. Lower cardiovascular disease
Flavonoids — which are responsible for the color and flavor of strawberries — lower the risk for heart disease.

6. Promote bone health
Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health.

7. Prevent oesophageal cancer
Studies show freeze-dried strawberry powder may help prevent human oesophageal cancer.

8. Anti-aging properties
Strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps build strong hair and nails. They also contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which protects the elastic fibers in our skin to prevent sagging.

9. Good for weight loss
The compound nitrate found promotes blood flow and oxygen in our body, which is great for weight loss.

10. Promote eye health
Eating three or more servings of fruit like strawberries may lower the risk of macular degeneration, a condition resulting in vision loss. (Archives of Ophthalmology)

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-super-health-benefits-of-strawberries.html#ixzz2exXmBnmx

Comments
  1. kitdaws says:

    I really love eating mine with cherry tomatoes and some balsamic vinegar too! packs a good punch, really refreshing and tasty.

  2. Lil Mama says:

    Delicious! Love strawberries-thank you for the extra motivation to eat them :). I’m guilty of eating the entire box at once when i get them!

  3. trwhite6979 says:

    I don’t know how to choose my strawberries- some I get at the store aren’t very juicy but I love a cold, juicy, bowl of strawberries! Plain. Yum.

  4. My favorite way to eat strawberries is chocolate covered and from my old home town’s chocolatier. They are fantastic. Not paleo and all that, but delicious all the same.

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