Strawberries – Benefits And Harms

Strawberries are fragrant, juicy, red berries associated with feelings of love and passion. Not only is it sweet and tasty, but it is also extremely healthy – it contains many vitamins and antioxidants. It is most beneficial to eat freshly picked strawberries (within 48 hours) and without heat treatment.

Strawberries are a great aphrodisiac.

It was recognized as the sexiest berry because of the beneficial properties of its seeds. Zinc is known to increase sexual desire in men and women. And in strawberries, zinc is most abundant in the seeds.

The calorie content of strawberries is only 38 kcal/100 g, which makes it an approved product for women who keep their figure, as well as for people who suffer from obesity. Strawberries can be used for fasting days, and there is even a very effective strawberry express diet. Given that strawberries are low-calorie berries, this makes it possible to eat them, enriching the body with vitamins, both in summer and winter (frozen).

Vitamins contained in strawberries

Only a few citrus fruits have as many vitamins as strawberries, and that’s only taking into account the vitamins contained in the skin. If you think about what is easier to eat – half a kilogram of strawberries or the same amount of lemons, the berries take over.

What vitamins are found in strawberries? Their chemical composition is rich in ascorbic acid and vitamin A. Together, these vitamins have the beneficial property of boosting the immune system. The properties of vitamin A also ensure normal eye perception of light, especially in the dark.

Berries also contain a lot of iron, calcium, phosphorus, iodine, zinc, folic and salicylic acid, and vitamins PP; B1; B2; B6; E; C.

Useful properties of strawberries

Strawberries have many useful properties, the main ones being

  • the prevention of cancer.
  • prevention of birth defects
  • with positive effects on metabolism.
  • regulation of blood pressure.
  • lowering cholesterol levels.
  • stimulation of the immune system.
  • prevention of osteoporosis.
  • prevention of aging.
  • antibacterial effect.
  • anti-inflammatory effect.

It is worth paying attention to the high content of antioxidants and other useful elements in strawberries for rejuvenating the body and skin in particular. Strawberries also contain iodine, which is essential for the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and they relieve headaches and are good for gum health.

The carbohydrates contained in strawberries do not increase blood sugar levels, so they can be eaten by people with diabetes.

Strawberry benefits for the skin

Strawberries are also beneficial for their whitening properties, which can neutralize age spots on the skin. It is especially useful to make strawberry face masks by mixing them with lemon juice and honey. After all, its ripening occurs at a time when our body is exhausted and the skin is exposed to aggressive sunlight.

Due to their antiseptic properties, strawberries are good for problem skin. And the copper contained in strawberries promotes faster production of collagen, which is necessary to maintain skin elasticity.

Harmful properties of strawberries

Despite its many beneficial properties, strawberries are one of the biggest allergens.
You should not eat these berries in case of increased secretion of gastric juices, stomach cramps, appendicitis, gastritis, and ulcers.

Children and pregnant women who are prone to allergies should be careful about eating strawberries and various dishes that include them.

In general, enjoy the taste of strawberries and be healthy and slim!

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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