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Strawberry

Strawberry

A strawberry is a sweet, red heart-shaped fruit, which is much loved for its delicious taste. Native to many parts of the world, it belongs to the rose family and has a distinct, fragrant aroma. Despite its name, a strawberry is not a berry botanically. It is an aggregate accessory fruit, which means that the fleshy part is not derived from the plant ovaries.

Benefits 

  • Heart disease

The high polyphenol content in strawberries may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by preventing platelet build-up and reducing blood pressure via anti-inflammatory mechanisms.

  • Stroke

The antioxidants quercetin, kaempferol, and anthocyanins have all been shown to reduce the formation of harmful blood clots associated with strokes. High potassium intake has also been linked with a reduced risk of stroke.

  • Cancer

The powerful antioxidants in strawberries may work against free radicals, inhibiting tumor growth and decreasing inflammation in the body.

  • Blood pressure

Due to their high potassium content, strawberries are recommended to those with high blood pressure to help negate the effects of sodium in the body. 

  • Constipation

Eating foods that are high in water content and fiber, like strawberries, grapes, watermelon, and cantaloupe can help keep the body hydrated and bowel movements regular.

  • Diabetes

Strawberries might be an excellent choice for people with diabetes. Strawberries are a low glycemic index food and high in fiber, which helps to regulate blood sugar and keep it stable by avoiding extreme highs and lows.

  • Pregnancy

Strawberries are a great source of acid. Adequate folic acid intake is essential for pregnant women to protect against neural tube defects in infants.