Secret Side Effects of Strawberries

1. Your skin may glow

Five large strawberries contain nearly 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Vitamin C is necessary to make collagen, which helps to keep skin soft and supple,

"Strawberries' vitamin C, as well as their polyphenols (antioxidants), help to fight off free radical damage and inflammation, helping skin to look more radiant and youthful

"Strawberries are a good source of potassium which can help to lower blood pressure by counteracting the negative effects of sodium.

2. Your blood pressure may go down

Strawberries also contain a type of flavonoid called anthocyanins, which have been found to help reduce blood pressure," Tammy and Lyssie note.

"Strawberries are packed with antioxidants that can prevent free radicals from causing cell damage that can lead to cancer.

3. You may reduce your risk of cancer

Ellagic acid, one of the powerful antioxidants in strawberries, has been shown to suppress cancer cell growth," The Nutrition Twins share.

Believe it or not,strawberries can keep your eyes in tip-top shape as you age Strawberries are rich in vitamin C,which helps to protect against age-related eye disease

4. You'll support your eye health

and keeps the blood vessels and tissues around your eyes healthy." The Nutrition Twins explain. "The phytonutrients and folate in strawberries help to fight against cataracts."

With three grams of fiber and only 50 calories in a cup of strawberries, you'll be filling up a fiber-rich, low-calorie naturally sweet treat. 

5. You may lose weight

Not only will the fiber help to stabilize blood sugar and control cravings, but you'll also likely crowd out other snacks and desserts that are a lot higher in calories, fat and sugar

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