Strawberry signifies perfection and righteousness. It has a rich red color and hails from the rose family scientifically known as the Rosaceae. Ancient Romans believed Strawberry to have a healing effect on fever, inflammation, throat infections, stones, etc.
Read ahead to find out the many benefits of this unique berry:
Drinking water mixed with freeze-dried strawberry powder for a period of 6 months showed 80% reduction in cancer cells located in the oesophageal tract in rats. It has the same effect in human oesophagus too.
Joint inflammation can be encountered by anti inflammatory action of strawberry, in case of diseases like arthritis and Gout.
Since they contain fiber, it helps with regulating bowel movements by adding bulk to the diet for smooth passage through the gastro intestinal tract. Hence, it also assists the weight loss process by sending signals to the brain that the stomach is full.
Iodine, phytonutrients and vitamins in strawberry help in maintaining good brain function thus eliminating the risk of cognitive disorders. Anthocyanins in strawberries, also improve short term memory drastically.
Flavonoids reduce risk of developing heart diseases like stroke, cardiac arrests, arrhythmia etc. They also lower down bad cholesterol levels. Eating a few berries per day can help reduce the risk of a heart attack by upto 32%.
Strawberry is a rich source of vitamin C which helps cure common ailments like cold and cough/ flu. It also keeps immunity levels high. Vitamin C is also associated with being calm and happy. It reduces stress.
Strawberries are a source of biotins which help maintain hair, skin and nails. They also contain ellagic acid which keeps the skin youthful and glowing.
Potassium and magnesium work together to lower the blood pressure which is often spiked up by dietary intake of sodium. Regular consumption of strawberries helps treat hypertension and keeps oxygen levels healthy by enabling blood to flow consistently through the body.