Nutritional and health properties
Strawberries have a very low calorie count as they have over 90% water and very little fat and carbohydrates. They are also very low in sodium. They have high levels of potassium and calcium, arginine and arbutin which all combine to give them high diuretic properties, useful to prevent fluid retention and cure some diseases in which urine ouput is very suitable, such as rheumatic diseases, gout, hypertension or obesity.
Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C. This vitamin, along with ellagic acid and quercetin, provides them antioxidant properties very useful for detoxifying your body from external poisons. The red colour of strawberries is due to the presence of anthocyanins, pigments that also have antoxidant properties able to prevent the onset of many degenerative diseases such as cancer.
They are one of the best fruits for cleansing diets. Their ability to cleanse the colon and stimulate the liver and bladder makes them ideal for digesting fats.
But their purifying properties are not limited to to the digestive and urinary system. They also help in the regeneration of the heart and blood being and so help towards the prevention of diseases of the heart and arteries.
The anthocyanins in strawberries also protect the collagen in the skin, allowing to maintain its structure. Eating strawberries will help us keep the skin smooth and shiny and decrease the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and sagging.
Their boron content can stimulate estrogen production, their consumption is recommended during menopause and ellagic acid content is a good preventive of breast cancer.
They help to protect your nails and keep them in good condition, so they should be taken into account if you have brittle nails , yellow nails , streaks or other imperfections in them.
So, all in all a delicious natural medicine.