Small berry, big effect
What is actually inside the little red berry?
Besides passionate work and a lot of heart and soul, much more than you think!
Every day, our bodies are exposed to countless bacteria and viruses that attack our immune system in a matter of seconds. The best way to prevent this is to strengthen it from the inside out. This can easily be done with a small amount of strawberries, as they contain large amounts of vital substances that our body needs to fight against the dangers of the outside world:
When we think of vitamin C, we immediately think of citrus fruits, but there is more vitamin C in strawberries than in oranges or lemons: Just a handful (about 150 gr) covers the daily requirement of an adult. The vitamin C contained in strawberries protects our body from ageing and to a large extent from a number of other diseases, as it strengthens the defenses of our immune system and has a disinfectant and anti-inflammatory effect.
Did you know that the strawberry contains over 90% water? That’s almost as much as a cucumber. With the diuretic substance contained in the berries, they are excellent for people who want to lose weight and have water retention. The water is literally swilled out of our bodies. The diuretic effect helps with kidney stones, high blood pressure and elevated uric acid, among other things.
Like salts? Strawberries are sweet! Actually, you’re not so wrong there. The red treats do not contain the salt we use for cooking, but so-called salicylates. One superpower of these substances is the positive effect they have on our cardiovascular system, as they can help with degenerative diseases and, according to studies, also prevent cancer.
Folate belongs to the group of B vitamins. It is involved in the body in growth processes, cell division and blood formation. Just 200 grams cover one-sixth of the recommended daily amount. Folate is also essential for pregnant women because it promotes cell division. A deficiency causes anemia and cardiovascular problems. To prevent such complications, it is advisable to eat foods containing folates, such as strawberries.
Is that all?
No, not by a long shot! Because these miracle berries also have a lot to offer. They contain various substances, including essential vitamins such as B1, B2, B3 and B6, which not only make a considerable contribution to heart and brain function, but also boost your energy level.
Minerals are also abundant in strawberries, especially potassium and magnesium, but also iron, phosphorus, iodine and calcium. It is also worth mentioning that 100 grams of strawberries contain up to 2.2 grams of dietary fibre, which in turn supports healthy intestinal activity.