Eat Strawberries and Keep the Doctor Away

Strawberries are not just attractive and delicious fruits; these
are extremely good for health and can provide you with many
different nutrients. These juicy, red berries have been highly
sought after from time immemorial for its aphrodisiac properties
but scientists have now come to understand the various health
benefits that can be obtained from this tiny fruit.

These berries have exceptional detoxifying property and can help
to remove all the harmful toxins from the body. This is why
strawberries are a key feature of every detoxifying diet as they
can help purge toxins which get accumulated from various sources
in the body. This fruit can also be taken by those who have a
sluggish liver and hence cannot eliminate waste products
efficiently leading to build up of toxins. Another medical
condition where consumption of these berries can be beneficial
is gout; in this condition, there is a build up uric acid in the
blood and sometimes in various tissues. Eating this fruit can
help to lower the levels of uric acid and thus give relief from
gout.

Strawberries are also helpful for those who suffer from
constipation; this fruit is rich in fiber and hence can ease
bowel movement. It is also recommended by nutritionists for
people who suffer from high blood pressure and rheumatic
disorders. Though tiny, this berry is rich in folic acid and
hence should be taken regularly by pregnant women to avoid birth
defects relating to brain and spinal cord development. It also
has excellent cosmetic applications as this fruit is a great
cleanser and regular use can prevent skin eruptions.

Strawberries are also low in calories and contain only about
thirty seven calories per fruit and hence are highly recommended
for all those on a diet. These berries are rich in vitamin C and
contains approximately sixty milligram. These berries can also
be used to remove tartar from teeth and gums; for this, cut a
berry in half and rub it on the teeth for awhile. You can soon
notice not just whiter teeth but also healthier and stronger
gums. This is also rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients so
can help in removing free radicals from the body; hence the
fruit is advised for all those suffering from chronic diseases
like cancer.

Strawberries are also an excellent source of other vital
nutrients like vitamin K, manganese, potassium, riboflavin,
vitamin B5, B6, copper, magnesium and the omega fatty acids.
Since these fruits are easily perishable, it is important to
make sure that you only buy fresh ones. If you are purchasing
pre-packaged berries, make sure that each one is good instead of
just looking at the top one and buying. When storing in the
refrigerator, clean the berries well and store covered in a
bowl; this way, the berries will last for a couple of days.
Though there are many great recipes with this delightful red
berry, an all time favorite is fresh berries with a dollop of
cream.

Author: Felix Lehmann