Health benefits of strawberries

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Strawberries are among the most popular berries in Europe. 100 g of strawberries contain 90.95 g of water, 7.68 g of carbohydrates, including 2 g of dietary fiber and only 32 kcal! A kilo of strawberries consumed is only 320 kcal, which is the energy equivalent of an average bar weighing 50 g. Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C (60 mg / 100g), folate (24 mcg / 100 g), potassium (153 mg / 100 g), vitamin K (2.2 mcg / 100g), choline (5.7 mg / 100 g), magnesium (13 mg / 100 g), calcium (16 mg / 100g), phosphorus (24 mg / 100 g), manganese (0, 4 mg / 100g). They also contain small amounts of B vitamins, carotenoids, vitamin E, copper, iron and iodine.

The high content of water and fiber helps to maintain stable glycemia after meals and to increase the feeling of satiety after a meal. In addition, strawberries contain a lot of phytochemicals that have a beneficial effect on the human body such as fisetin, anthocyanins, elagitanins, quercetin, catechins, procyanids, coffee acids, hydroxybenzoic acids.

The unusual content of bioactive components seems to be responsible for therapeutic and therapeutic activities. The studies confirmed anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, antioxidant, cardioprotective, antihyperglycaemic, antimicrobial, anti-neurodegenerative and weight reduction properties. I recommend including significant amounts of berries in the diet, especially during weight reduction. In the off-season, it is worth reaching for frozen fruit.

Sources:
  1. Strawberry as a health promoter: an evidence based review. Giampieri F, Forbes-Hernandez TY, Gasparrini M, Alvarez-Suarez JM, Afrin S, Bompadre S, Quiles JL, Mezzetti B, Battino M. Food Funct. 2015 May;6(5):1386-98. doi: 10.1039/c5fo00147a. Review.
  2. Promising Health Benefits of the Strawberry: A Focus on Clinical Studies. Afrin S, Gasparrini M, Forbes-Hernandez TY, Reboredo-Rodriguez P, Mezzetti B, Varela-López A, Giampieri F, Battino M. J Agric Food Chem. 2016 Jun 8;64(22):4435-49. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b00857. Epub 2016 May 31. Review.

 

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