Health Benefits of Strawberries
84 calories per cup and virtually no fat.
Strawberries help fight cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases
Strawberries have significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phyto-chemicals called anthocyanins and ellagic acid. Scientific studies show that consumption of these berries may have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases.
Strawberries provide antioxidants
Strawberry has an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of anti-oxidant strength) of about 3577µmol TE per 100 grams.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C
Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation and scavenge harmful free radicals.
Strawberries are rich in B-complex group of vitamins
These vitamins help the body metabolize carbohydrate, proteins and fats.