Published On: Mon, May 30th, 2016

10 Amazing health benefits of strawberries

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Strawberries are one of the most consumed fruits in the world. It is used in desserts and also devoured due to its exquisite taste and health benefits.

1. Less in calories

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Strawberries have one of the least amount of calories with only 54 and can be a health snack for all kinds of people any time.

2. Helps eye-sight

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The risk of macular degeneration, a condition resulting in vision loss, can be reduced after consuming more than three servings of the fruit.

3. Lowers the risk of heart problems

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The flavour and taste of strawberries are due to flavonoids in the fruit, which lowers the risk of heart diseases.

4. Burns fat

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Stored fat inside the human body can be burnt by eating strawberry as its red colour has anthocyanins, which sparks burning of stored human fat in the body.

5. Improves bone health

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The fruit has magnesium, vitamin K and potassium which improves bone health.

6. Helps losing weight

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Strawberries have compound nitrate which helps blood flow and oxygen in the human body. The compound is great for losing weight.

7. Boosts STM

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According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the anthocyanins in strawberries increase short term memory by 100 percent in eight weeks.

8. Prevent Oesophageal cancer

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Human oesophageal cancer can be prevented with the help of freeze-dried strawberry powder, according to a study.

9. Anti-aging

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The fruit has biotin which paves way for strong nails and hair. It also has antioxidant ellagic acid, which helps the body to prevent skin sagging.

10. Helps reduce inflammation

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Strawberries decrease blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a signal of inflammation inside human body. According to a research, females who consumed 16 or more strawberries per week were 14 percent less likely to have high levels of the protein.

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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