Everybody knows that strawberries are delicious. But, did you know just what a nutritional powerhouse they are. There are some very good reasons to include strawberries in your diet.
The dietary ﬁber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.
The vitamin C, in strawberries is an effective antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure, ensure a healthy immune system, and ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Strawberries contain a chemical compound called phenols. Anthocyanin, a particular phenol, abundantly found in strawberries, lends the rich red color to the fruit.
The phenols in strawberries also ﬁght against many inﬂammatory disorders, such as osteoarthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis, by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) in the same way that the drugs aspirin and ibuprofen do.