Strawberries


Strawberries Health Benefits::
Boosts Immunity | High Cholesterol | Obesity | Strokes | Heart diseases | Cancer | High Blood pressure | Allergies | Diabetes II | Pregnancy | Depression | Inflammation |

Strawberries Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 100 g

Nutrients Amount
Energy 136 kJ (33 kcal)
Water 90.95 g
Carbohydrates 7.68 g
Sugars 4.89 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Fat 0.3 g
Protein 0.67 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) 0.024 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.022 mg
Niacin (B3) 0.386 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.125 mg
Vitamin B6 0.047 mg
Folate (B9) 24 μg
Choline 5.7 mg
Vitamin C 58.8 mg
Vitamin E 0.29 mg
Vitamin K 2.2 μg
Minerals
Calcium 16 mg
Iron 0.41 mg
Magnesium 13 mg
Manganese 0.386 mg
Phosphorus 24 mg
Potassium 153 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Zinc 0.14 mg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database No. 28


Strawberries Health Benefits:
Heart Disease:
Strawberries contain chemical compounds called as anthocyanins, which can reduce the risk of heart attacks by more than 30%. Moreover, the flavonoid compound, quercetin in the strawberries is an anti-inflammatory compound which protects the heart against atherosclerosis and high cholesterol levels. Also, the high polyphenol content in the berries decreases high blood pressure and prevents the build-up of platelets.

Diabetes:
Strawberries are a low-glycemic index food and are very high in fiber content. This property of the berries helps in stabilizing the blood glucose levels and prevents constant fluctuations. They are a very good choice for the diabetics. The strawberries also contain a flavonoid called as fisetin, which prevents brain and kidney complications in diabetics. 

Depression:
Strawberries are fortified with folic acid, which prevents the formation of excess homocysteine in the body. Excessive levels of homocysteine can interfere with the levels of the feel-good hormone, serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Thus, preventing excessive homocysteine can elevate the mood, sleep, and appetite, decreasing depression.