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Strawberry

Strawberry

Strawberry (from other Russian club “tangle, spherical body”) is the name of large-fruited species of plants of the genus Strawberry ( Fragaria ) of the Pink family , as well as their fruits. The name refers to green strawberry ( Fragaria viridis ), musky strawberry ( Fragaria moschata ), pineapple strawberry ( Fragaria × ananassa ). In Russia,

What is the benefit of strawberries?

Rejuvenating berries

Let's start with the fact that the "first summer berry" occupies a leading position in the list of foods containing antioxidants (i.e. substances that can slow down oxidation). Thanks to this, it helps your body fight many manifestations of age . For example, it is a good remedy for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and arthritis.

Interesting fact: The loving French are sure that strawberries are an aphrodisiac. Therefore, local newlyweds are even specially prepared strawberry soup with sour cream.

Natural first aid kit

Strawberries supply flavonoids, which do not allow cancer cells to “live in peace”. And since 5-8 strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange , it can be considered a valuable ally for your blood vessels and immunity. Strawberries are eaten to prevent flu and colds. In addition, it surpasses raspberries and grapes in the amount of folic acid (vitamin B9), which plays an important role in DNA synthesis and is especially necessary for a growing organism for normal development.

More lightness in the body

The bright red color of our heroine is due to the presence of anthocyanins. This is indeed good news, because these substances contribute to the burning of body fat , especially in the abdomen. Even a special strawberry diet is known: for weight loss, it is recommended to eat 1-1.5 kg of the product per day. Victoria Beckham is said to eat only strawberries 3 days a month.

Helpful Hint: There is evidence that eating strawberries improves blood circulation and oxygen supply to the muscles. Agree, a diet is a diet, but sports loads will bring you closer to the cherished figure much faster. Movement is life!

clear head

It has been noticed that strawberries have an anti-inflammatory effect, and also relieves pain, including headache . True, for this you will have to include berries in your diet at least three times a week. But for some reason we are sure that for most lovers of delicious food this is not a problem at all. By the way, anthocyanins, which we mentioned above, almost double improve short-term memory . So, you can feel not only slimmer, but also smarter!

How about allergies?

Strawberries contain phenolic acids, which help reduce the biochemical processes associated with allergenic reactions. On the other hand, perhaps, in nature there are no such products that would not cause allergies in someone. Allergy to strawberries itself is very common , so pregnant women and young children are wiser to refrain from it.

Helpful Hint: Those who fear strawberry allergies are often advised to accompany strawberries with dairy products. Try, for example, adding it to a smoothie - it's tasty and healthy.

Diuretic properties

This item should be of interest to those who have kidney or liver problems. Strawberries help remove excess water from the body . For cholelithiasis, it is useful to drink 1/4 cup of strawberry juice in the morning on an empty stomach. However, due to the high acidity of strawberries and their ability to irritate the mucous membranes, care must be taken in inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract, such as cystitis.

Red berry for a red maiden

Believe it or not, in terms of sugar content, sweet strawberries lag far behind sour lemons. According to studies, 1 cup of fresh strawberries per day leads to a noticeable decrease in blood sugar levels. Among other things, strawberries help whiten teeth, help eliminate bad breath, whiten and soften the skin. Everyone knows that it makes wonderful vitamin face masks!

Interesting fact: According to a romantic Japanese custom, when lovers find a double strawberry in the field, they should split it and eat it in half - this is a proven way to add a little passion to your relationship.

Dessert Queen

In addition, if desired, it is easy to find a complete set of useful micro- and macroelements in strawberries - for example, iodine, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, copper ... But still, we love her not only for this. After all, it is impossible to imagine many delicacies without strawberries , such as cakes, pies, ice cream and, of course, incomparable homemade jam! Or maybe you like the berries themselves more?

There are many ways to make strawberries part of a healthy and balanced diet. Most importantly, don't waste your time! Well, for those who would like to know a little more, we invite you to continue reading - in the next article we will tell you "How to choose and store strawberries."

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