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Health

Eat strawberries, save yourself from harmful diseases

LONDON: Summers are just a few weeks away and so are the tempting food items that the season has to offer.

Come March and the road side stalls as well as the vegetable market would be overflowing with this pleasant looking red fruit. Yes, we are talking about the one and only Strawberries. They are known to be one of the most refreshing and widely eaten berry fruit. They are  not only tasty but are very nutritious as well.

Strawberries are a very rich source of Vitamin C and potassium. We have compiled a few health benefits of strawberries for our readers so that before summers are finally here, they know in advance what benefits would they be gaining from this amazing fruit.

Strawberries are a great way to get your daily intake of Vitamin C. Due to this chemical composition, strawberries can help reduce stress and tension, that is because when foods that are rich in Vitamin C are eaten during stressful times, they help to reduce our blood pressure, which in turn helps to slow down the development of hypertension.

Strawberries are also very rich in potassium. Studies show that potassium rich foods decrease the loss of bones because they help absorb greater amounts of calcium in bones. This helps prevent you from bone-related diseases that occur with older age.

Strawberries are also very high in antioxidants so the next time you see displayed at the roadside by a vendor, do yourself a favor and buy a few of them.

They are known to fight against bacteria. This makes them a great fruit since it helps cut down the risks of tooth decay and any sort of gum related disease. Also, if one scrubs their bare teeth with fresh strawberries, they will notice that the fruit has started to whiten their otherwise pale teeth. Berries are very acidic which is also why dentists many times warn people from trying this remedy at home because you might end up damaging your tooth enamel.

Strawberries also aid in stomach related issues. Since they have a very high percentage of water content in them and are also very rich in fiber therefore they help to keep our bowel movements controlled and regular. Fiber is necessary in countering constipation which is why strawberries help in treating constipation.

(Story contribution from Pakistan Tribe)