You’ve heard it before…strawberries have always been a superfood due to their high levels of antioxidants. What you didn’t know was that strawberries can actually lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides! How lucky are we that such a delicious snack could do so much good for the body!
An article by Bel Marra Health gives us all the details.
“The results showed a reduction in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides by 8.78 percent, 13.72 percent, and 20.8 percent, respectively. HDL cholesterol levels remained unchanged.”
Scientists don’t know exactly what compound in strawberries cause this beneficial effect; however, they suspect it is in the pigment that gives strawberries their rich color.
The superfood that is the strawberry does much more than lower cholesterol, according to the article, Strawberries also, ” are abundant in vitamin C, and low in both calories and fat. An excellent source of fiber, strawberries also contain a considerable amount of manganese, iodine, potassium, folic acid, and vitamin K. The unique combination of nutrients found in strawberries yield anti-inflammatory effects in the body and the low-calorie/high-fiber combination makes them an excellent weight loss option. The nutrients found in strawberries can offer health benefits for the heart. Strawberries rank as the top second fruit packed with antioxidants, which can help fight off free radical damage.”
Meaning, that not only can strawberries give you some great nutrition, but they can aid in weight loss and even prevent cancer from spreading in your body.
Our greatest protector against bad health…just so happens to be the food we eat. Choose wisely!