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5 Health & Wellness Benefits of Strawberries
September 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM
by Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss & Wellness
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Grown year-round in California, strawberries are a versatile superfruit that make healthy eating easier. In fact, research suggests that eating just 8-a-day may improve heart health, help manage diabetes, support brain health, mediate inflammation, and reduce the risk of some cancers.

  1. Fight colds with strawberries: One serving of eight strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange – 110% of the recommended daily value.
  2. Strawberries are packed with beneficial antioxidants and nutrients including potassium, folate, and fiber.
  3. Strawberries offer a good amount of fiber, making them a weight-loss-friendly fruit. One cup of sliced strawberries offers 3.3 grams of fiber. Getting your fill of fiber makes you feel full longer, keeping hunger at bay, helping you consume fewer daily calories.
  4. Apart from weight loss, strawberries are helpful in controlling blood sugar by slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar. 
  5. Strawberries contain salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), and ellagic acid, which reduce hyperpigmentation, prevent acne, and remove dead skin cells.