Health benefits of strawberries

Strawberries are an amazing superfruit jam-packed with powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to sustain your immune system. Whether you are taking them fresh, frozen or blended strawberries sure pack a healthy punch!  

Nutritional facts of Strawberries

Based on 100g of strawberries.

  • Calories: 32
  • Water: 91%
  • Protein: 0.7 grams
  • Carbs: 7.7 grams 
  • Sugar: 4.9 grams 
  • Fiber: 2 grams 
  • Fat: 0.3 grams

Health benefits of Strawberries

Healthy immune system  

Did you know that one cup of strawberries contains more vitamin C than an orange? Humans can not produce vitamin C naturally and we need to get a healthy dose for our daily requirements from food or supplements.  Vitamin C is known to boost your immune system and ensure a healthy cell structure

Boost your mood 

Strawberries are shown to improve your mood. Strawberries contain omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acid. These vitamins and minerals contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that can improve cognitive function and mental health. Strawberries can also boost serotonin and dopamine production in the body. Therefore, strawberries are the perfect sweet and colourful fruit to pick you up during difficult times. 

Happy Heart  

This heart shaped fruit will keep your heart happy! Strawberries are packed with Vitamin C. They are rich in fibre and potassium which helps protect against heart disease.  

Strawberries also have high level of anthocyanins which is an antioxidant that can lower heart attacks as found by the Harvard University.  

Flawless skin 

The power of vitamin C in strawberries continues, it is vital to produce collagen in the skin that helps improve elasticity. We lose collagen as we age and eating foods rich in vitamin C may result in healthier, younger-looking skin. Strawberries do not only contain Vitamin C for the skin it also contains Ellagic acid. It visibly prevents collagen destruction and inflammatory response — two major factors in the development of wrinkles. 

Healthy Weight  

Not only is this beautiful berry sweet and juicy it is also a guilt free snack on the go. Strawberries are low in calories, highly nutritious, and a great source of important nutrients like fiber. Best of all they only contain 56 calories per cup of cut strawberries. They can be easily incorporated in your daily diet to maintain or loose weight.  

Easy options to include Strawberries in your daily diet

  • Add your strawberries in a smoothie  
  • Add strawberries to your breakfast bowl 
  • Enjoy fresh strawberries with plain Greek yoghurt  
  • Add strawberries to your fruit salad or normal salad.