Strawberries: Sweet and Tasty Treat with Anti-Aging Power
Posted Jul 23 2009 10:09pm
Posted by Neill Abayon
There is strong evidence that strawberries are a heart-protective fruit, an anti-cancer fruit, and an anti-inflammatory fruit all rolled into one.
There have been many published reports on the anticancer effects of strawberries. Strawberries are one of the few sources, along with raspberries and grapes, of ellagic acid, a compound which has been shown to prevent carcinogens from turning healthy cells into cancerous ones. Strawberries also contain a multitude of cancer-fighting compounds, including vitamin C, folate, anthocyanins, quercetin and kaempferol.
Cardiovascular Disease Protection
New research has found that strawberries may offer cardiovascular disease protection. The study found that those who reported eating the most strawberries experienced lower blood levels of C-reactive protein, a blood biomarker that signals the presence of inflammation in the body.
Strawberry consumption may protect against blood clot formation. An animal study found strawberries had a powerful anti-clotting effect.