Can you imagine a summer without strawberries? For me, it is not possible. As long as I remember, I have always eaten those delicious berries. In summer I was often at my grandparents. When you are a small boy and are in countryside for the summer, you do a lot of stuff. One of my favorites was to eat wild strawberries. There was nothing better than that.
Even now, when I have my own kids, I like to pick my own wild strawberries. It is fun to do it with family. Regular strawberries are also very good, but if you have tried the wild ones, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
If you ever wonder, why you should eat strawberries, then here are 7 very good reasons:
1. Strawberries are great source of antioxidants
Strawberries are one of the best source of antioxidants in the world. You can compare it with blueberries, grapes, kiwis, cranberries and acai berries. Take a cup of strawberries and you’ll have enough of anthocyanins, flavonols, hydroxy-benzoic acids, hydroxy-cinnamic acids, tannins and stilbenes.
Antioxidants reduce amount of free radicals in your body. So you feel and look healthier and younger Also, this reduces the risk of chronic illnesses. As having such a high concentration of antioxidants, strawberries and help you to prevent heart diseases and even cancer.
2. What is your source of vitamin C?
If possible, I’ll pick strawberries. One cup and you’ll have your daily ratio of vitamin C.
Strawberries have very strong anticancer effect. It is one of the top common anticancer foods you can find. Recent studies show that regular eating of strawberries can reduce cancer risk up to 70%. This effect comes from its red color. Anthocyanins are the reason of the bright color and for suppressing the proliferation of cancer cell cultures.
4. Heavy metals
One of the modern era one of the biggest health risks is pollution. Heavy metals have a big part of it. Although there are a lot of different foods to detox specific heavy metals, strawberries have the capacity to detox you from several heavy metals. Most importantly it can you help with digested mercury
5. Keep your brain sharp
It is possible to have keen mind in the old age. Recent study shows that strawberries may delay memory decline in older women.
6. Whiten your teeth
Did you know, that strawberries contain maleic acid? Maleic acid is found in most of the common whitening toothpastes. If you want to whiten your teeth in the natural way cut strawberry and rub your teeth with let is stay for the minute and then rinse with water.
7. The taste is great
Last, but not least – you just cannot ignore the great taste! Beside just eating fresh strawberries or wild strawberries, you should try to:
Make raw strawberry jam and freeze it for the winter
- Have you tried strawberry panna cotta?
- Make your own yogurt with strawberries and banana
- Make vegan sugar-free ice cream