Health Food and Nutrition

7 Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts Of Strawberry

Tasneem Sariya
3 to 7 years

Created by Tasneem Sariya
Updated on May 17, 2019

7 Health Benefits Nutrition Facts Of Strawberry

I am sure no child can resist the deliciously tempting strawberry on any given day. Its juicy succulent nature coupled with its invitingly bright red color and petite structure makes strawberries the most popular berry in the world. Apart from its tantalizing taste strawberries are also packed with high nutritional value and many health benefits. High in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants strawberries are also known to be good for the heart, helps lower blood pressure and prevent cancer besides many other health-related benefits.

What Are The Nutritional Benefits of Eating Strawberries?

Is Strawberry a superfood? Did you know strawberry boasts of some amazing nutrition facts? Strawberries comprise mainly of water, carbohydrates, fiber and vitamins and only minor content of protein and fats. For 100gm of strawberries, carbohydrates comprise 7.7 gms, fiber 2 gms, fat 0.3 gms, protein 0.7gms, sugar 4.9 gms, vitamins C 59mg along with other minerals and vitamins.

Strawberries Are The Great Source of Vitamin C

Strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C that acts as an antioxidant. Here’s an interesting fact: eight strawberries can provide more Vitamin C than a full orange. Strawberries are also a source of manganese, potassium, and folate. These berries are rich in vitamins and minerals and low on calories. Convinced enough to make your little one a strawberry shake today? Or a yummy strawberry smoothie? [Know - Why Do Child/Adults Need Daily Dose of Vitamin C?]

What Are The Health Benefits of Strawberry?

How healthy are berries? Here is taking a look at some of the most significant benefits of strawberries:

  1. Improves the immune system – Vitamin C also helps wade off infections and diseases, hence improving the overall immune system of the body. Strawberry helps in curing common cough, cold and flu.

  2. Regulation of blood sugar – Strawberry is low on the glycemic index which means that its consumption doesn’t cause a big increase in the blood sugar. The fiber also helps to regulate glucose besides the antioxidants help in the absorption and digestion of carbohydrates. Thus strawberries can reduce the risk of diabetes and also improve the health conditions of those diagnosed with it.

  3. Lowers blood pressure – The presence of potassium counters the sodium content in the body and in turn helps reduce blood pressure.

  4. Improves eyesight – The flavonoids and ellagic acid in strawberries reduce the onset of eye-related problems with age. Strawberries thus help prevent vision defects, dry eyes and decline of the optic nerves. [Know - How to Improve Child's Eyesight?]

Other health benefits from eating strawberries include relief from symptoms of arthritis and gout, weight loss, skin care, alleviating allergies and improving bone health. The next time that you give your child a strawberry to eat, be sure to know that it is not only its taste but also the health benefits that make it so desirable.

Ways to Serve Strawberry to Your Child

Here are some interesting ways to serve strawberry to your child. Check these

  1. Make a strawberry jam at home: All you need is flavourful strawberries, jaggery, and lemon juice. A homemade jam is something that is high on flavors as well as health. You can serve it to your child with parathas or spread it on toasted wheat bread

  2. Strawberry, banana and apple smoothie: I am sure your child is going to love this one. Blend chopped strawberries, apple and bananas together. Yes it’s super easy to make and refreshingly yummy to taste

  3. Strawberry topping: You can simply use chopped strawberries as a topping on wheat pancakes, a glass of milkshake or mix them with salad

 

Hope you find this blog helpful, do share it with your fellow parents.

  • Comment
Comments()
Kindly Login or Register to post a comment.
+ Start A Blog
Top Health Blogs
Tools

Trying to conceive? Track your most fertile days here!

Ovulation Calculator

Are you pregnant? Track your pregnancy weeks here!

Duedate Calculator
Loading
{{trans('web/app_labels.text_Heading')}}

{{trans('web/app_labels.text_some_custom_error')}}

{{trans('web/app_labels.text_Heading')}}

{{trans('web/app_labels.text_some_custom_error')}}