Ruby red, heart-shaped, juicy, and the delicious sweet-and-tarty taste…strawberries are among the most adored fruits. The strawberry fruit benefits have been recognized since ages. The Greeks identify them as the ‘symbol of love’ while the Chinese hail them as the ‘queen of fruits’. In Ayurveda, they are considered a satvik and high-prana food to be included in a healthy Ayurvedic diet. After reading these health benefits of strawberries, we bet you’ll never want to miss out on their goodness.
1. Strawberries Are Packed With Nutrients.
There’s a lot you’ll find in one strawberry: vitamins A, C, E and K, iron, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, dietary fibre, antioxidants, and protein. Eating this delicious fruit can help you meet your daily requirements of all these nutrients.
2. Strawberries Have Antioxidant Properties.
Besides Vitamin C that gives the strawberry fruit its antioxidant power, there are also phytochemicals. All these together strengthen the cells as well as protect them from free radicals. Their gorgeous red colour comes from the anthocyanins which have strong antioxidant abilities.
3. Strawberries Provide Polyphenols.
Several health benefits of strawberries come from their polyphenol content. Polyphenols are help the body fight against harmful UV rays and radiation. They boost digestion, cardiovascular strength, and cognitive functioning. They lower chronic inflammation in the body.
4. Strawberries Are Low Cal And High Fibre.
Being high fibre but low in fat as well as calories puts weight management among the health benefits of strawberries. If you are serious about keeping your weight in check, here is a simple as well as effective tip. Eat couple of strawberries when you have food cravings or blend some to make yourself a delicious and nourishing smoothie.
5. Strawberries Are Rejuvenating.
Ayurveda recommends these delectable fruits for calming down as they have abilities of gathering scattered thoughts and settling the mind. They energise the body and refresh the mind. Their sweetness soothes the nerves. And the tartness is reviving.
6. Strawberries Also Aid Healthy Vision.
The strawberry fruit benefits vision. Their high levels of Vitamin A and carotene are well-known to improve vision, and the antioxidants help prevent myopia, cataract, and eye flu. Here are some more excellent foods for eye health.
7. Strawberries Bring Radiant Skin.
Strawberry benefits the skin by cleansing it from within and making it glow.
Mash some strawberries well and apply it all over the face. Leave for 15 minutes and then wash. For an instant glow, rub fresh strawberry juice all over washed face. You will look gorgeous and smell fruity.
8. Strawberry Benefits Your Pearlies.
Taking care of your teeth is one of the strawberry fruit benefits you sure didn’t know about. Being astringent and rich in Vitamin C, strawberries can effectively soften plaque and remove stains from your teeth. Rub some strawberry pulp or juice, let it stay for 5 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Note: Posts on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness about natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.