Top 10 Health Benefits
So Good, and So Good for You!
Oregon strawberries are prized for their intense, natural sweet taste and deep red color. But it gets better. Not only do they taste like a summer dream come true, they’re good for you too! Strawberries have been studied more intensely than almost any other fruit or vegetable. Here are 10 of our favorite strawberry health facts in case you need even more motivation to reach for those Oregon strawberries.
Big on taste, low in calories: One whole cup of strawberries contains less than 50 calories.
Strawberry intake has been shown to reduce triglycerides, LDL- cholesterol, and total cholesterol.
Strawberries are mainly water (91%) and carbohydrates (7.7%) and contain only minor amounts of fat (0.3%) and protein (0.7%).
Strawberries have a low glycemic index score of 40. Strawberries should not lead to big spikes in blood sugar levels and are considered safe for diabetics.
Good for the Gut
1 cup of strawberries provides 3 grams of fiber, both soluble and insoluble. This fiber is important to feed the friendly bacteria in the gut and can lead to improved digestive health.
“C” is for Vitamin C
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that is important for the immune system and skin health.
Flavonoids, phenolic phytochemicals, and ellagic acid are key nutraceuticals (antioxidants) in strawberries. These nutraceuticals have been associated with good eye health among other health benefits.
Fewer Wrinkles in Time
The Vitamin C in strawberries has an anti-aging effect, and can boost collagen production and tone the skin
More Strawberries, Less You
Strawberries can help promote weight loss by boosting the production of adiponectin and leptin, two fat-burning hormones that also help suppress appetite.
Strawberries are linked to slower rates of cognitive decline due to their potassium content, which helps increase blood flow to the brain.