I’m sure most of you have come across a bright red, heart-shaped, juicy, and seed coated, delicious-looking fruit called strawberry. A strawberry only seems like a small beautiful-looking fruit, mainly used for decoration purposes and deserts. But what you don’t know is that it is full of a rich amount of nutrients and health benefits.
Strawberry is an excellent source of protein, fat, calories, potassium, folate (vitamin B9), carbohydrates, vitamin C, manganese, and water. It also contains fiber and sugar. All of these elements are very vital for a healthy routine diet. They can be eaten fresh cut, in jellies, jams, delicious desserts, and drinks.
Let’s find out together why we should add strawberries to our diet:
Antioxidants and plant compounds present in strawberries make them beneficial for maintaining a healthy heart and control blood sugar levels. Don’t you think the heart shape of a strawberry gives us a hint that it can be advantageous for our heart?
We all know how a large number of people get affected by chronic heart diseases worldwide, taking away the glorious days from their life and leading the rest of their days to misery. Adding strawberries to a routine diet has been very beneficial for thousands of people as they promote the improvement of heart health and lower the risk of heart-related deaths.
Researchers conducted research carefully to study the effects of freeze-dried strawberry supplements on overweight people with type 2 diabetes or metabolic disorders. Without a doubt, there was a noticeable decrease in many prominent risk factors, like bad cholesterol, inflammation, and oxidized harmful particles.
Cancer is associated chiefly with oxidative stress and inflammation, but the compounds present in strawberries help discourage cancerous growth in the living body by fighting against inflammation and stress.
With the numerous advantages of strawberries, there is one disadvantage as well. People who are allergic to apples or fruits containing birch pollen can also be allergic to strawberries. It can be mainly common in children.
Hives, itching in the mouth, swelling of the facial features are the common symptoms of strawberry allergy. But in severe cases, it can also cause breathing problems. So it is better to consult with your doctor before adding strawberry to your routine diet.
Have you ever eaten a strawberry? If yes, do you like to eat it raw and fresh or make it with some delicious recipes? Share your experience in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this information with your loved ones.
Until Next Time,
Team Doctor ASKY!