Why Strawberry Is The New Magic Fruit
All of us immediately think of citrus fruits every time someone mentions vitamin C. Here is something else you should know. Strawberry is another main source of Vitamin C. One cup of strawberries provides 149 per cent of our daily vitamin C requirements. It is a water soluble vitamin, meaning that your body doesn’t store it, and you need to get it from what you eat.
Vitamin C is highly important for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. It helps the body in making collagen and also, helps to protect against ultraviolet radiation. Strawberries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants, which soak up harmful free radicals. These free radicals are substances that damage DNA and contribute to the ageing process. Vitamin C also helps delay or prevent cataracts, and support healthy immune function
In a study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health, it was found that the respondents who ate three or more servings of strawberries or blueberries each week, both rich in compounds known as anthocyanins, experienced a 32% reduction in heart attacks compared with those who ate berries once a month or less.
This heart shaped fruit also supplies 12 per cent of our daily fiber needs, and happens to be a rich source of vitamin K, vitamins B6 and B12, folate, potassium and manganese.
Now, if you are a smoker, it’s highly important that you get your daily dosage of vitamin C. The more you smoke, the more vitamin C you lose from your tissues and blood. And your body needs more vitamin C to counteract the damage that smoking causes to your cells. To make up for this a smoker needs to increase their vitamin C intake. But that doesn’t mean it can repair the damage caused by smoking.
Now that you know how what strawberry can do for your body, make you sure stack up loads of them in your fridge.