Strawberries stand out for their high nutritional value and especially for their high content of vitamins in the ‘B’ group, among them vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9, in addition to a fairly high amount of vitamin C.
Water and vitamins
Strawberries are rich in water, which helps to purify the body of toxins, they are full of antioxidant power and they help prevent infections. Among its minerals is iron, which gives us energy. Among its other vitamins, this fruit stands out because of its vitamin E and C content.
With vitamin E, the strawberry acts as a cellular antioxidant and is good for preventing certain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Thanks to the high vitamin C levels, the strawberry can be compared to citrus fruit; it helps prevents colds and the flu, by strengthening our immunity.
Low calorie content
In addition, strawberries can be useful in weight loss diets, not only for its nutritional benefits, but also for its low caloric content. A cup of strawberries is just 45 calories.
High antioxidant content and anti-aging effect
As with other fruits, strawberries are rich in natural antioxidants. Specifically, in its composition are phenols, a chemical compound with antioxidant capacity which can help counteract the negative action of the free radicals in the body.
This means that a regular consumption of strawberries help in a very positive ways when it comes to reducing the premature aging of the cells, and avoiding certain associated diseases.
In addition to its antioxidant benefits, phenols also act as a natural anti-inflammatory as it can inhibit the production of the enzyme cyclooxygenase, acting much in the same way as ibuprofen or aspirin do.
Help reduce and prevent constipation
In case of constipation, strawberries have a high fibre content, thereby helping both relieve and prevent constipation.
Other properties of strawberries to consider
Strawberries contain sugars that are totally tolerated by diabetics, and for centuries the strawberry has been used to make masks and is used in cosmetics its antioxidant properties which penetrate the skin to leave it younger and younger.
Among its uses in cosmetics, its function as an exfoliant can help eliminate dead skin cells.