Strawberries and Health

healthy-strawberry.jpgThe beauty of fruit is in the way that it manages to combine tempting tastes with real health benefits. Strawberries are no exception to this rule!

Strawberries are packed full of nutritional goodness that can help with everything from boosting your immune system to lowering the risk of heart disease to improving eye health. It all comes down to what's inside: a whole lot of vitamins and minerals. Folate helps prevent birth defects and can aid those with depression. Potassium is important for those with high blood pressure through its ability to limit the effects of sodium. Fibre helps keep you hydrated and regular.

The humble strawberry actually ranks in the top 10 fruits and vegetables when it comes to antioxidant content. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals and as such have the potential to prevent strokes, cataracts and even the growth of tumours. One of the antioxidants that strawberries are packed with is vitamin C – a well-known nutrient when it comes to boosting health and wellbeing.

Strawberries are also well known to help with the following:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Blood Pressure
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

So by snacking on strawberries or adding them to a dessert or a salad, you're not just enjoying a taste sensation – you're helping build a better tomorrow for your body.