Strawberries are a delicious, aromatic red fruit that is very healthy and healing because it is rich in numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Both cultivated and wild strawberries are rich in nutrients. They are considered a shade of better quality, because they are not treated with any chemicals.
In addition to juicy, red berries, the root and leaf are useful, which are a common ingredient in traditional medicine recipes. Read below how to make strawberry tea and other medicinal recipes with this healthy fruit…
What vitamins are found in strawberries?
Only 150 grams of fresh strawberries meet the daily needs for vitamin C.. As we know from before, it is necessary for strengthening immunity and preserving overall health.
This forest fruit also contains a lot of potassium, which lowers blood pressure and has a beneficial effect on nerves and kidneys.
On the other hand, the abundance of calcium and phosphorus ensures the health of bones and teeth. That is why it is desirable to give fresh strawberries to children as well.
Strawberries also contain a large amount of iron, a mineral necessary for supplying the body with oxygen.
They are also an excellent source of magnesium, which regulates metabolism, protects the heart and blood vessels and prevents the formation of blood clots.
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Strawberries and health
As their health benefits have been known for a long time, there is always interest in growing strawberries. Current wild strawberry seedlings are especially in demand.
Below we will give you just some of the examples where they found their application:
A powerful fighter against cancer
Strawberries, as well as other fresh berries contain ellagic acid. This compound blocks the action of carcinogenic substances and prevents the transformation of healthy cells into malignant ones.
Recent research confirms that consuming fresh strawberries prevents it esophageal cancer.
They stimulate collagen production
Vitamin C is necessary for the formation of collagen, which maintains the elasticity and resilience of the skin. The production of this precious compound decreases with age. Therefore, it is good to eat strawberries for the health and youthfulness of the skin, as well as to prevent the premature formation of wrinkles.
Nutritionists believe that it is necessary to consume as many foods rich in vitamin C.
How to use strawberries for digestion
Due to the large amount of fiber, strawberries are great for digestion because they promote better intestinal peristalsis.
They are inviolable when it comes to hard stools because strawberries soften it. It becomes regular and the defecation itself is much easier. It is especially recommended for people who suffer from hemorrhoids, anal fissures, etc.
In other words, the fight against constipation as well as inflammatory bowel diseases is much easier if you have this healthy fruit on your daily menu.
If you do not have a regular stool, you need to move more and drink as much fluid as possible. When you add a portion to all that, two strawberries will help your intestines a lot.
In case of a headache, it is advisable to eat a portion of fresh strawberries instead of a tablet. Namely, they contain natural salicylates, while aspirin has acetylsalicylic acid.
They protect the heart and strengthen blood vessels
Nutrients from strawberries – ellagic acid and flavonoids – have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. They prevent platelet aggregation and the formation of fatty deposits on the walls of blood vessels and regulate blood pressure. All this reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and a number of heart diseases.
This delicious fruit is considered one of the best foods for the heart.
Strawberries allowed in pregnancy or not?
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin B9 (folic acid), which is important for the proper development of the baby’s brain and the prevention of various disorders in newborns. At the same time, this valuable nutrient is well absorbed thanks to the high content of vitamin C.
Due to all the above, it is more than recommended to eat strawberries during pregnancy, of course in moderation.
Many pregnant women believe that they are a potential cause of allergies and avoid them. However, they should not do that because they have no reason to do so.
We recommend that you read the text of nutrition in pregnancy.
Strawberries and breastfeeding
Young breastfeeding mothers should eat a healthy diet and eat plenty of fiber in their daily diet.
As we said during pregnancy and breastfeeding, the same rule applies – strawberries are not strictly forbidden, no matter what they say.
Be sure to consult your doctor and baby pediatrician about this and be sure to follow their recommendations…
If you notice skin irritations around the baby’s mouth or buttocks, stop consuming
Strawberries calories per 100 grams
This delicious berry, in addition to being one of the healthiest, contains very few calories.
Namely, per 100 grams of strawberries contain a total of:
- 32 calories,
- 0.67 g proteina,
- 7.7 g of carbohydrates
- and is very rich in dietary fiber, it contains as much as 2 grams.
Thanks to strawberries, you will be full for a longer time and you will be able to control your appetite much easier. That is why strawberries are recommended for weight loss.
They speed up the overall metabolism and at the same time rejuvenate the skin.
Recently, strawberries have been proven to be effective for removing cellulite from the thighs. Therefore, if you want to get rid of “orange peel”, a diet with strawberries is recommended.
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Due to all of the above, strawberries that bear fruit all year round are increasingly in demand. Are they as medicinal as wild-forest ones, decide for yourself …
Strawberry leaf tea – recipe
Strawberry tea, from its medicinal leaf, is an old medicine against almost all digestive problems. It was also used for sore throats and colds.
Recent research has shown that the drink also has a positive effect in the case of rheumatism, arthritis and gout.
- Pour two full teaspoons of chopped dried strawberry leaves with a full cup of boiled water.
- Leave covered and strain after 15 minutes.
You should drink strawberry tea after meals, ie one cup of tea three times a day.
In case of sore throat, gargling can be used to relieve pain and relieve discomfort. In case of joint pain, help if it is applied to critical places.
A natural remedy for the stomach
In case of stomach upset, gastritis and strong acid, prepare the following recipe:
- Put a kilo of wild or Boston strawberries in a liter of olive oil.
- Let them stand in the sun for two months.
- The mixture is taken 3 times a day, one tablespoon.
For better bile secretion
If you have problems with bile, be sure to eat fresh strawberries:
- 3 times a day, after breakfast, lunch and dinner. You should eat a total of 300 to 500 grams of fresh strawberries spiced with honey and lemon juice (1 whole lemon).
- The therapy is applied for 14 days.
For “strong” blood
These healthy fruits are also recommended for anemic people.
- Studies have shown that strawberries strengthen blood plasma and increase the resistance of erythrocytes to stress.
- Dentists also recommend whitening teeth with strawberries. They naturally restore whiteness and shine to your teeth.
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