Health Benefits of Strawberries

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGood for:

Immune system

Nervous system

Bones and muscles

Heart and circulation

Vitamins: folate, beta-carotene, vitamin C

Minerals: potassium, silicon, iron, calcium

Packed with vitamin C, strawberries will powerfully boost your immune system; just 100g gives you almost twice your needs for the day.

Strawberries have a strong antioxidative action which makes them useful in the treatment of heart and circulatory disease.

Recent studies have found that by regularly eating strawberries decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Eaten prior to a meal, strawberries can stimulate poor digestion and being a good source of dietary fibre helps keep the bowels moving regularly.

Rich in the mineral silicon, strawberries are excellent for repairing connective tissue and arteries.

Strawberries are one of the few fruits containing natural painkillers, which some pharmaceutical companies use as a base for drugs like aspirin.