Strawberries,this delicious,refreshing,bright red fruit,which makes the spring beatiful.It is one of the most beloved fruit,not only because of its nice appearance and taste,but also because of the rich medicinal properties.
People began to cultivate strawberries even before Christianity. They were highly revered by the Romans.In the Middle Ages were used mainly as a remedy.Their cultivation intensified after the eighteenth century,when from Chile and Peru the seed was transmitted to Europe.Wild strawberries,which are smaller,have a healing effect.Strawberries are ripen from April to the end of June,but you can find them at the stores any time of the year.
The composition of a strawberry
Strawberry fruit contains carbohydrates ( 7 % ),a small protein (0.8%),very low in fat( 0.6 %)with a dietary fiber and plenty of water.Substantial content of phenols and other antioxidants.It contains Vitamin B1 , B2,then the minerals potassium,calcium, phosphorus,magnesium and iron.It is a low calorie fruit.100g strawberries contains only 35 to 40 calories,so it can be included in all diets.
Strawberries contain a large amount of vitamin C.It is believed that strawberry cleans blood vessels from the fat deposits.They prevent oxidation of "bad cholesterol " or LDL cholesterol to form harmful act on the blood vessels.At the same time they lead to an increase in "good cholesterol " or HDL cholesterol.Regularly eating strawberries reduces the amount of free radicals which the LDL cholesterol makes toxic and dangerous.
The anticancer activity of strawberry is high.The consequence is a rich content of various antioxidants and vitamins.Thanks to them strawberry prevents changes in cells that can lead to the development of malignant tumors.They increase the detoxification of the body and prevent genetic damage to cells,which represent a prelude to cancer.It is not known how much strawberries is sufficient to demonstrate anticancer properties,but in any case, the more - the better.
Better function of sperm
Fresh strawberries increase fertility of men,who have no other organic sterility causes.Over several months,they can cleane the seed fluid from toxins and can speed the recovery of seeding functions.This fruit increases sperm count and motility,and reduces the number of abnormal sperms.This effect of strawberries is assigned to the content of antioxidants and vitamin C.
Thanks to the large content of potassium and low sodium, strawberries have diuretic properties and have impact on lowering blood pressure.Lowering blood pressure and cleaning the blood vessels of the fat,improve blood flow to the heart,making it healthier and stronger.They also decrease the risk of developing coronary heart disease (angina pectoris and myocardial infarction). Magnesium gives them an anti-stress effect and improves the heart function.
Health and beauty
The medical effects of strawberries are to many.They relieve symptoms of arthritis,strengthen bones,increase the immune system the body,they are antibacterial,have a mild laxative effect ... Strawberries contribute to the beauty also.Tightens the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and refreshed complexion.