What If You Only Ate Strawberries

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Strawberries are one of the best fruits in the entire world. It is always loved by kids for its cool appearance and taste. But now the question is, “What if you only are strawberries?” Well, Let’s find out.

WHAT  IF YOU ONLY ATE STRAWBERRIES

what if you only ate strawberries

what if you only ate strawberries

Fiber

The average diet falls short on fiber, of which you should aim to eat between 20 to 35 grams each day. Fiber is crucial for the function of your digestive system and can prevent hemorrhoids and constipation. Regular intake of fiber might cut your risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. A 1-cup serving of strawberries supplies 3 grams of fiber. The same amount of blueberries contains 4 grams, and a 1-cup serving of blackberries provides 8 grams.

Vitamins and Minerals

Berries contain vitamin C, a nutrient that helps prevent infection and support a healthy immune system. You need between 75 and 90 milligrams of vitamin C each day. Strawberries contain the most per 1-cup serving with 98 milligrams. A cup of blueberries supplies 14 milligrams and 1 cup of blackberries provides 30 milligrams. You get a good dose of folate from berries as well. Folate aids in DNA formation and helps prevent certain birth defects. You need 400 micrograms each day; a cup of strawberries supplies 40 micrograms and a cup of blackberries contains 36 micrograms. Blueberries contain less with 9 micrograms per 1-cup serving. Berries provide potassium for a healthy heart and iron for red blood cells as well.

Cancer Prevention

Fresh berries contain antioxidants which are beneficial compounds in plant foods and can help protect your cells from damage that can lead to cancer. The American Institute for Cancer Research reports that studies show antioxidants and fiber in blueberries can possibly playing a role in preventing cancer. In a 2013 article, the Institute cited studies on black raspberries and strawberries that also may help prevent cancer and stop its growth.

Eating Berries

Have a bowl of fresh berries as a healthy side dish. Top the berries with low-fat plain yogurt and a drizzle of honey for a tasty and nutritious dessert. Puree berries into fresh fruit smoothies. Add sliced strawberries to a spinach salad, or scatter fresh blackberries onto a tossed green salad. Chop berries and combine them with minced onions and fresh lime juice for a tasty salsa to top grilled steak or chicken. Spread a toasted whole-wheat bagel with low-fat cream cheese and top it with sliced berries for a nutritious breakfast.

HERE IS A CON OF STRAWBERRY

  • According to a survey about 4% of the people in US are allergic to strawberries.

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