Strawberries

The beautiful red color in strawberries makes them a powerhouse of nutritional value. The phenolic acid that gives strawberries their signature color helps to regulate blood sugar. With only 7 grams of sugar per cup, strawberries are a great option for a healthy dessert. 1 serving of strawberries contains 51.5 mg of vitamin C...

HEALTHY & FUN FRUITY FACTS

Tatianna

4/2/2021 1 min read

Strawberries

The beautiful red color in strawberries makes them a powerhouse of nutritional value. The phenolic acid that gives strawberries their signature color helps to regulate blood sugar. With only 7 grams of sugar per cup, strawberries are a great option for a healthy dessert.  One serving of strawberries contains 51.5 mg of vitamin C—about half of your daily requirement. Vitamin C is a well-known immunity booster, as well as a powerful, fast-working antioxidant.  A 2010 study by the University of California at Los Angeles discovered that the antioxidant power in strawberries becomes “bioavailable” or “ready to work in the blood” after eating the fruit for just a few weeks.  Nutritionists said strawberries are packed with vitamins B2, B5, B6, & K, copper, folate, potassium, & magnesium.  They also contain folate, a key ingredient in the manufacture of red blood cells. Strawberries, likewise, contain omega fatty acids, & essential fiber.  Compared to other fruits, strawberries have a relatively low glycemic index. Eating them shouldn’t cause a big blood sugar spike.  Similar to other berries, strawberries have a high antioxidant capacity, which may reduce your risk of chronic disease. Animal & test-tube studies have found that strawberries may also help prevent cancer & tumor formation.