Let’s talk about strawberries!
Not only are they delicious, but these wonder-berries are a nutritional powerhouse!
There is a good reason why strawberries are naturally shaped like a heart – because they are very heart-healthy! Strawberries increase HDL (good) cholesterol, and lower your blood pressure. They protect against heart disease and heart attack because strawberries have anti-clotting properties. This means that nutrients in strawberries make blood thinner so there will not be blood clumps that can potentially travel to a major organ, like the heart, and cause a blockage, which can lead to a heart attack.
Many people take medications for this condition…but what if you could just eat a simple berry to prevent this from happening? This does not mean that you should stop your medications immediately, but there is a chance that you could lower your dosage (or even not have to take medicine) by enjoying delicious strawberries every day!
Antioxidants in strawberries counteract the effect bad cholesterol ‘LDL’ in the blood, which causes plaque to build up in arteries. They also provide an anti-inflammatory effect, which is also good for the heart.
Antioxidants! Strawberries are chock-full of gorgeous antioxidants! Scientists found that the high levels of antioxidants in strawberries helped reduce oxidative damage, as well as blood lipids — both of which play a role in heart disease and diabetes. The antioxidant properties in strawberries may also help to prevent cataracts!
VITAMIN C: One serving of strawberries provides half of your daily recommended about of Vitamin C! As we know, Vitamin C is powerful immune booster, and a powerful, fast-working antioxidant. Because of high levels of Vitamin C, next time you are sick, reach for fresh strawberries and not sugar-laden orange juice!
Strawberries can help ward off cancer! Vitamin C is one of the antioxidants that can help with cancer prevention, since a healthy immune system is the body’s best defense!