Strawberries offer a variety of health benefits, from protecting against heart disease to improving skin elasticity! In addition to the strawberry's nutritional content, strawberries also have a long list of symbolic meanings and representations that are prefect for gifting!
What are in your Strawberries?
Strawberries are one of the most popular fruit who are known for how sweet and versatile they are. Many people don't realize that these berries also have many health benefits. Strawberries contain many essential nutrients that we need ❤️
A serving of 8 strawberries provides your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C. It not only benefits your immune system but is important for the formation of various tissues in your body, including blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen which can be found in bones. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps your body absorb iron from plant foods and improves kidney function. It can also be used for skin care and treatment of wounds.
Strawberries provide 5% of your recommended daily value of potassium. Potassium helps you maintain your electrolyte levels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Folate is a B vitamin that helps to form red blood cells as well as all the cells in the body to function properly. It's important during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects too. One serving of strawberries provides 9% of your recommended intake.
Fiber-rich foods can help lower cholesterol and improve your digestive system. Strawberries, for instance, contain 3 grams of fiber and are doubly beneficial because of their heart and gut-healthy nutrients as well as their taste appeal.
This ingredient helps protect the liver, treats pancreatitis, and can assist in preventing aging skin cancer & leukemia. It has antioxidant, anti-mutagenic & anti-cancer properties.
Flavonoids are plant-based chemicals that are important for everyday health, to combat life threatening diseases. While this might sound like it’s from a science-fiction film - it is an everyday essential for good health.
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