Strawberry: the queen of fruits
I love strawberries or “The queen of fruits”, as it called in Asia. Whether fresh or frozen I often use it in my smoothies and desserts. Check this recipe I created with strawberry and KÜLLUS juice.
Of course, I love the taste, but beyond sweetness and flavor of this heart-shaped berry lies the fact that strawberries are nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants. Research has shown that eating strawberries on a regular basis in the form of smoothies, shakes, salads and even munching them raw, is sure to have a healthy impact on our health.
Of course, it would be great if you could buy organic one. If you have a grandma who grows strawberries at home – consider yourself lucky! Because inorganic fruit could have pesticides sprayed on them. This can lead to a whole load of ailments and sickness in the body.
- The redness of strawberries is because it has anthocyanins in it which helps burn fats that are stored in the body.
- Strawberries are extremely rich in Vitamin C so they can help to boost the immune system and fight against infections. Just 2 cup of strawberries can meet daily needs of the body’s vitamin C consumption.
- The flavonoids found in strawberries can help to prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries. Strawberries also contain a number of other compounds which will be used to regulate the blood pressure, boost the function of the tissue, and prevent thrombosis.
- Flavonoids like Kaempferol, Quercetin, Anthocyanin, Folate and vitamin C can combat tumors and cancers and can reduce or prevent the growth of cancerous cells.
- The nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamins contained in strawberry play an important role for bone and joint health. Eating strawberries in a regular basis will help to promote bone growth in children and maintain healthy bones in adults.
- Kali in strawberries can help to prevent heart attack and help to maintain heart rate at the steady level. This is also the reason why they are always in the prior menu of heart disease patients.
- According to the scientific studies, 100 grams of strawberries contains 8% fiber, supporting the digestive system and help it work well, regulate the gastrointestinal motility, and prevent constipation.
- Eating three or more servings of this delicious fruit may lower the risk of macular degeneration, a condition resulting in vision loss.
- Not only delicious eye-catching, strawberries are also one of the best natural beauty ingredients that many women choose to beautify their body every day. Biotin is a compound found in strawberries, which can help to keep the human hair and nails strong and healthy. Strawberries also contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid which can help to maintain the elastic fibers and prevent saggingg skin, as well as fighting against the damage caused by free radicals and preventing wrinkles.
- One cup contains only 54 calories.
Photo: @flawlessmilano; Ivan Vislov for #Lifeofthemodel