From Gariguette to Charlotte, strawberries remain one of the favorite fruits of the French, especially when the sun is back. Red, juicy, fleshy and sweet, it is excellent for your health. The proof with these six benefits.
SHE IS A SLIMMING ALLY
It is one of the fruits recommended by dieticians in case of slimming diet. Low in sugar and rich in water (90%), strawberries contain only 35 calories per 100 g. So we don’t hesitate to buy them at the market, as long as they don’t eat them with a ton of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
If it has a low caloric density, strawberries also aid digestion thanks to the presence of fiber. If you have constipation or intestinal problems, we add this food with laxative and diuretic powers to our shopping list.
HELPS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FETUS
It is often said that pregnant women crave strawberries. If this is not always true, this red fruit is nevertheless beneficial during pregnancy since it contains a large dose of vitamin B9, also called folic acid, which ensures a good development of the fetus.
PREVENTS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Strawberries are rich in potassium which contributes to good heart health. Consuming it every week helps regulate blood pressure, and if the potassium level is high enough, hypertension may even decrease.
PROTECTS THE EYES
Like some oily fish, cabbage, broccoli or guava, strawberries protect the eyes. Thanks to antioxidants and the presence of vitamin C in its composition, it helps fight against cataracts, strengthen the retina and fight very aggressive UV rays.
IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF THE SKIN
This same vitamin C is also an ally in the fight against skin aging and have smooth and radiant skin . At home, you can use strawberries as a natural treatment. Just crush a few and add olive oil and sugar, before applying this scrub on the face. It is also possible to make a mask based on strawberries and honey to bring a little radiance to the skin.