Wimbledon starts next week which means Pimms , champagne and strawberries will be consumed in abundance. According to the official Wimbeldon website 34,000kg / 74957.169 lbs of strawberries will be eaten over a 2 week period. Try adding them in to your weekly shop over the summer period to help your body inside and out.
Strawberries are excellent sources of vitamin C. A single serving of strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C has been found to trigger immune-boosting antibodies, which ultimately enhance your body’s ability to fight infections .
Strawberries contain quercetin, which along with regular exercise, can reduce atherosclerosis plaque formation. They are also rich in vitamin C, which plays a major role in preventing inflammation. This vitamin also plays a role in easing the symptoms of arthritis and gout. It has been found that high levels of C-can signal increasing levels of inflammation in the body.
Strawberries contain high levels of powerful antioxidants. These protect our body from oxidative damage and stall the signs of aging. Strawberries contain a higher amount of vitamin C than oranges or grapefruit. This nutrient fights free radicals, which were found to damage cells and break down collagen (resulting in fine lines).
Regulate Blood Pressure
Strawberries contain anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants that relax the lining of the blood vessels and open them up, thereby lowering blood pressure. They are also rich in potassium, a nutrient that helps control blood pressure.
Strawberries contain potassium, magnesium and Vitamin K which are beneficial for bone health. It is shown to bring down bone loss and therefore prevents bone breakage that begins with age.