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Here Are 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Strawberries You Will Never Miss This Summer
Let us share some funny and interesting fact about strawberry with you:
- Do you know if you if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love. (Folklore states)
- There are over 600 varieties of strawberries that differ in flavor, size and texture.
- Strawberry was a symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, just because it’s often heart-shaped and has a rich red color.
Now here are some dated history of strawberry:
- 234 B.C – There’s evidence that strawberries grew wild in Italy.
- 1300 – France began cultivating strawberries for use as a medicinal herb.
- 1400 – European monks start using strawberries for their illuminated manuscripts.
- 1500s – Cultivation of the strawberry became more common.People began using it for its supposed medicinal properties.
- 1588 – Strawberries were discovered in Virginia by the first Europeans when their ships landed there.
- 1643 – Early settlers in Massachusetts enjoyed eating strawberries grown by local American Indians who cultivated strawberries.
- Late 18th century – First garden strawberry was grown in France.
- 1835 – First American strawberries were cultivated.
- 1900’s – California began growing strawberries and now produces 80 percent of the strawberries in the U.S., amounting to one billion pounds of strawberries a year! Thanks to realfoodforlife for the break down.
Below are the expected health benefit you will absolutely get during this summer:
1. Helps burn stored fat: The red coloring contains anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat. When a group of animals was fed a high-fat diet along with anthocyanins, they gained 24 percent less weight than the animals eating the high-fat diet without added anthocyanins. (The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry)
2. Boost short term memory: The anthocyanins boost short term memory by 100 percent in eight weeks. (The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)
3. Low in Calories: High in Fiber One cup contains only 54 calories.
4. Ease Inflammation: Strawberries lower blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a signal of inflammation in the body. In a study, women who ate 16 or more strawberries per week were 14 percent less likely to have elevated levels of CRP researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health gave a go ahead to eat them plain, slice them to eat or as a desert.
5. Lower cardiovascular disease: Flavonoids — which are responsible for the colour and flavour of strawberries — lower the risk for heart disease.
6. Promote bone health: Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health.
7. Prevent oesophageal cancer: Studies show freeze-dried strawberry powder may help prevent human oesophageal cancer.
8. Anti-aging properties: Strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps build strong hair and nails. They also contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which protects the elastic fibers in our skin to prevent sagging.
9. Good for weight loss: The compound nitrate found promotes blood flow and oxygen in our body, which is great for weight loss.
10. Promote eye health: Eating three or more servings of fruit like strawberries may lower the risk of macular degeneration, a condition resulting in vision loss.