Friday, July 1, 2016
Strawberries have been used for centuries as a tonic, a mild laxative and/or a diuretic. Strawberries have also been used as a treatment for acne, chronic ulcerations and ringworm.
1 serving size of 1 cup of strawberries contains:
Carbohydrate: 10 grams
Fibre: 2.8 grams
Potassium: 250 milligrams
Vitamin C: 142%
The health benefits of strawberries are many and varied as they:
– contain cancer-fighting and preventative compounds
– have the ability to aid weight control
– are beneficial to the cardio-vascular system
– have virus destroying agents
– are high in fibre
– contain cholesterol-lowering fibres
Strawberries have the ability to destroy a variety of viruses. The greater the strawberry concentration, the greater the potency.
Strawberries have also been shown to block the formation of ‘nitrosamines’, which are a cancer-causing agent that forms in the intestinal tract.
Strawberries are also rich in ‘polyphenols’ which are a cancer-fighting anti-oxidant.
Strawberries supply fibre in the form of cholesterol-lowering pectin. Strawberries also supply a good amount of potassium, with very little sodium.
The insoluble fibre in strawberries reduces the absorption of calories in foods, having a positive effect on weight-loss.