Strawberries? More Like STRONG Berries

Strawberries. What are they good for? Absolutely everything. Those delicious red sour and sweet things that you see in the supermarket, we’re actually supposed to eat a lot of it. But why? Here are the reasons why we should up our strawberry intake.

They’re high in anti oxidants.
Strawberries contain a little something called anthrocyanin, a powerful anti oxidant. What the hell does that mean? It means that strawberries can protect us from things like sun damage and other harmful effects in our environment.

They’re high in fibre.
This is important if you need to poop as it can help with bowel movements and improve your digestion.

They’re packed with Vitamin C.
Strawberries contain more than 100% of our daily recommended intake of Vitamin C in a cup. It’s also a great remedy for stress as it can decrease blood pressure down to a steady level. Neat!

They’re a great source of folate.
Folate is the folic acid found in our food which can help with arthritis and replenish our bodies to prevent atherosclerosis, vascular disease and improve our cognitive function.

They can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Strawberries have been proven to suppress inflammatory in our bodies and reduce risk of hypertension by lowering cholesterol. People who eat three or more servings of strawberries and blueberries in a week can reduce their risk of a heart attack by 32%.

So I guess we better eat more strawberries!

Joseph Campbell

Hi there! I'm Joseph Campbell, a Sydney-based writer and food blogger. Follow me each week as I take you around on my food adventures.