That’s right. Just in case you needed another reason to eat strawberries, May is the fruit’s official month. Here at Concord Foods we love strawberries, especially as the summer gets hot. Nothing tops of a picnic or a trip to the beach like some fresh berries and cream, but you already know that, of course. What you might not know, however, is how nutritious they are. So, this being said, we proudly present a (quick) guide to the health benefits of strawberries.
The health benefits of strawberries reflected in the fruit’s heart-shape and color. Strawberries are exceptionally high in vitamin C, thus making it a great source of antioxidants. What exactly are antioxidants? The long and short of it is that antioxidants break down dangerous molecules (such as free radicals) inside the body, helping prevent things such as cancer, heart disease and improving immune system and brain functionality. Pretty good for something that tastes so delicious.
Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen, a natural wrinkle fighting agent that makes the skin suppler. Strawberries also contain a fair amount of Ellagic acid which prevents the destruction of collagen. All in all, strawberries ain’t too bad for your skin. Finally, vitamin C has also been proven to help improve eyesight and prevent cataracts. The health benefits of strawberries suggest if you keep eating strawberries you’ll be smarter, better looking, and see better.
The berries are high in manganese content, a naturally occurring element that also works as an antioxidant. This along with potassium and vitamin K help the fruit build stronger bones, making those runs on the beach not as tough as they used to be.
Lastly, strawberries are a “medium” source of potassium. Potassium helps improve bone strength, but that’s not all. Potassium also regulates blood pressure, prevents strokes, helps fight muscle disorders and cramps, regulates the metabolism, and has even shown to reduce stress levels. We think it’s hard to be stressed while eating strawberries in the first place, but that’s just us.
There are plenty of other great reasons to eat strawberries. We barely scratched the surface, so if you’re interested in reading more, check out our sources at the bottom. If you’re convinced, and ready to head out to your nearest grocer to pick up some strawberries, don’t forget to look for our Concord Foods Strawberry Smoothie Mix. We work with grocers to display Concord Foods Smoothie Mixes near the fresh produce. That’s because all of our smoothies are made with fresh fruit, so you’re sure to get the maximum health benefits of any of the fruit you use. Concord Foods thanks you for trying our products. But when it comes to our Strawberry Smoothie mix, it’s more important that your entire body will thank you, especially your taste buds.