Health Benefits of Strawberries


Strawberries are in season now and every produce store has them neatly displayed with huge bargain signs. As a matter of fact, I saw several stores that were offering buy one get one free deals. Take advantage of the low price and the freshness of strawberries right now to tap in the health benefits of this sweet fruit. Here are some health benefits of strawberries:

1) Good for your skin. Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C which is an antioxidant that stimulates collagen production and reduces damage from free radicals. Free radicals cause skin to age unnecessarily premature.

2) Whiter teeth. Strawberries contain malic acid which is a natural astringent that can help remove discoloration from teeth.

3) Combat the common cold or flu: Eat strawberries as soon as you feel the onset symptoms of the common cold or flu from the following conditions: fevers accompanied by chills, dry cough, painful sore throat, and yellow nasal discharge. In Chinese medical terms, these symptoms mean you have heat in your lungs, eating strawberries will help cool the heat and moistens the lungs.

4) Aide in poor digestion: Eat strawberries before meals to treat poor digestion accompanied by abdominal pain.

5) Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): One of the symptoms associated with infection to the urinary system which consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra is painful urination. Eating strawberries help relieve urinary difficulties and inability to urinate.

6) In addition to vitamin C, strawberries are also rich in silicon which is useful for arterial and all connective tissue repair.

Source: Healing with Whole Foods


TK said...

Ooh! I love strawberries and everything with strawberries in it..In Malaysia the strawberries are small and a bit sour because it's warm here. They are only planted in the highlands.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

All these while I always thought that a strawberry is sweet until one day, my friend bought fresh strawberries and tasted them. They were actually sour. I do not know about strawberries at your place, but they are sour in our country. I guess, vitamin C is sour right?

Dorothy said...

I love strawberries, however, I had no idea they had that many benefits especally the white teeth.

Dorothy from grammology

RoseBelle said...

@TK - the strawberries here are big and sweet. I love them too.

@Willie - not sure how vitamin c tastes like but no, the strawberries grown in California are sweet. Yeah, if they are sour, it's not much to enjoy unless you like sour fruit.

@Dorothy - the teeth whitening part surprised me too. How cool is that!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

MMMmmmm, gotta love the berries. I just wanted to thank you for droppin' over with your sweet comment.

In the words of old Granny Clampett,"ya'll come back now, ya hear!!!"

Gratitude said...

Gosh, you are so lucky. I just love strawberries but even our local ones are pretty expensive. If I were at your place, I wld buy many punnets and turn them into everything I cld think of ... jam, camalized with sugar and spirits, strawberry shortcake.


Anonymous said...

I like strawberries but not eating them by itself as they usually taste very sour. At least that's the case over here.

I like strawberries in desserts.

RoseBelle said...

@ Nezzy - Well yes ma'am!

@ Gratitude - I was just thinking about trying to make strawberry jam being that it is my favorite. I have no idea how to make jams though..gotta do some research online

@Mei - I wouldn't enjoy eating sour strawberries either. Hope you guys have better and sweeter strawberries in the future!

Thanh Thao said...


I was so surprised, I want to thank you for your kind comment!

I am glad you like my blog title! You studied Japanese, too? How awesome!

Mayn greetings! ^o^

Mr. Stupid said...

Strawberries here taste just a little bit sweet. I love to make a Strawberry milk shake with some ice-cream. Its amazing.
BTW, great health benefits. Thanks for sharing.

Have a good day!:)

Ebie said...

I know only a few benefits of strawberries, now you added more, and thanks. There is a huge strawberry festival in May here in Oxnard and they have one of the best produce, large and sweet and juicy.

Rosebelle, thanks for the inspiring and beautiful comment on my heart post.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Cheryl said...

I do love strawberries in any form. I am looking forward to the grocery stores in our area to soon have fresh strawberries to purchase. As Valentine's Day is here, I would love to have some delicious strawberries dipped in chocolate!

இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

Thanks for the great tips on the benefits of strawberries. Have been eating them but just do not know they are of good values. GongXiFaCai.tQ

foongpc said...

Oh! Didn't know eating strawberries can produce whiter teeth! Thanks for the info! Luckily I love strawberries!! : )

Ryhen Satch said...

Hey Rose, just got back from a short break. It seems that you're having a vacation yourself. Hope everything's fine wherever you may be. Thanks for the strawberries. They're really sweet. Gee... i'm getting hungry... hmm.

Rita said...

Love strawberries, sweet and tart!
Gong xi fa cai and Happy Valentine's Day, Rose Belle.

Mr. kofie said...

wow!! so many benefits for a starwberry, i rarely eat that fruit maybe some time i'll try one! thanks for the info.. keep it up!!