Strawberries

My “snack” for today.

Health Benefits of Strawberries

1. Diet-  The dietary fiber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.
2. Antioxidants- Strawberries contain a chemical compound called phenols. Anthocyanin, a particular phenol abundantly found in strawberries, lends the rich red color to the fruit.
3. Anti-Inflammatory- The phenols in strawberries also fight against many inflammatory disorders, such as osteoarthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis.
4. Anti-Cancer The combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents found in strawberries is well-known to fight against the onset of many different forms of cancer. 
5. Healthy Eyes- The Archives of Opthalmology recently published a study in which three or more servings of strawberries (and other fruits) per day can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration by over one-third.
6. The Vigorous Vitamin C-One cup of strawberries contains an incredible 136% of the RDA of vitamin C, an effective antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure.
7.Magnificent Manganese- One cup of strawberries contains 21% of manganese, an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. 
8.Bone Health- Manganese is also great for the bones, helping in bone building and maintaining proper bone structure. The potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries are also important for bone health

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