Did you know that strawberries not just score on taste but also on health? Yes, you heard me right. These yummy berries are filled with nutritional benefits.
They are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. Can you believe that there were used throughout history to help with digestive ailments, teeth whitening and skin irritations.
So it?s time you add more strawberries in your diet. From tossing them in a salad or making a smoothie to just plain strawberry with whipped cream, there are infinite combinations.
And if you are a strawberry addict like me, these sweet facts will let you crave for them even more.
Text by: Sneha M
Boosts short-term memory
Like other berries, Strawberries too contain loads of and polyphenols and anthocyanins that help in boosting short-term memory within eight weeks.
Helps burn stored fat
The red coloring in the strawberries contains anthocyanins that stimulate the burning of stored fat
Promote bone health
Concerned about your bone health? Strawberries are an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese, which is essential for maintaining healthy bone structure, absorbing calcium, creating enzymes that build bone.
Low in calories ? high in fiber
Interestingly 100 grams of strawberries contain only 33 calories. What more reason do we need to indulge in these berries?
Adding whipped cream to the strawberries is a big no no for the calorie conscious ones. Just plain simple strawberry will do.
All the beauty junkies out there, forget those high end creams and grab a bowl of strawberries as they are filled with ellagic acid, which protects the elastic fibers in our skin to prevent sagging.
In short it helps improve your skin, make them glow and prevent them from aging.
Promotes eye health
If all that wasn?t enough, strawberries also lower the risk of macular degeneration, a condition resulting in vision loss.
What are you waiting for now? Just go grab them!!!
Don?t just have it plain but tweak your creativity and make awesome dishes.