“Strawberries are what make life taste wonderful.”
- Anthony T. Hincks
There’s no doubt about it, strawberries are one of the most delicious, eye-catching superfoods around.
Besides their sumptuous taste, there are many health inspired reasons to start growing your own strawberries today:
1. They are good for your heart
Strawberries contain pigments known as ‘anthocyanin’. According to this report, these pigments could reduce the risk of myocardial infarction, which is a form of heart attack.
2. They are good for your brain
Strawberries are naturally rich in Vitamin C, iodine and phytochemicals which contribute towards a healthy nervous system. Furthermore, strawberries’ potassium content has been associated with heightened cognitive function. This is due to potassium increasing the flow of blood to the brain.
3. They are good for your skin
According to this study, strawberries could prevent skin damage caused by free radicals. This is thanks to strawberries’ antioxidants and anthocyanin properties
4. They could help prevent stroke
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants such as kaempferol and quercetin. These findings suggest that antioxidants found in strawberries could slightly lower the risk of stroke (after cardiovascular risk factors were taken into account).
5. They could lower the risk of cancer
Research suggests that strawberries’ antioxidants could counter the harmful effects of free radicals. This could impair the growth of tumors and reduce inflammation found in the body.
While the findings of these studies are not a substitute for medical treatment, we certainly encourage you to include strawberries in your diet for the overall health benefits they provide.
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