Strawberries, cancer and health

Strawberries, cancer and health

Not only are strawberries tasty, but they are also low in calories and very nutritious. They are high in vitamin C (more than citrus fruits, ounce for ounce), which has been shown to be a deterrent to some forms of cancer and also helps prevent oxidation of LDL or bad cholesterol.They are also a good source of fiber.

Most importantly, strawberries are one of the few sources, along with grapes and cherries, of ellagic acid, a compound which has been shown to prevent carcinogens from turning healthy cells into cancerous ones.

Strawberries are fat-free and have no cholesterol. Once cup of sliced strawberries has 50 calories, 11.5 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, and 45 mg of potassium.

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of manganese. They also contain relatively large amounts of phytonutrients, especially anthocyanins and others which may help protect our cells from damage. There is some evidence of reduction of cancer risk from

How I love berry season! Besides being delicious, strawberries are one of the best nutritional bargains around. Low in fat, carbs, and calories, but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these yummy nuggets of flavor not only contribute to overall health, but may even help prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as slowing the aging process. And thanks to the freezer, we can have the advantages of strawberries year-round.

Strawberries can grow with hydroponics system


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