If you are looking for the world’s most famous berry, you should look in the direction of strawberries. They have fantastic color, they’re juicy, and they have a perfect dose of sweetness. If you want them right away, they can be found in every grocery store. For those that have a backyard and some extra time, they are also easy to grow.
But, the most important thing about strawberries is that they are incredibly healthy, especially for older adults.
Health Benefits of Strawberries for Seniors
When you think about fruits rich in Vitamin C, you probably think of citrus fruit. But, what you didn’t know is that this heart-shaped fruit is also rich in this particular antioxidant. One small bowl of strawberries is enough to fill 149% of your daily need of Vitamin C. In addition to being full of Vitamin C, this fruit is also rich in fiber, Vitamin K, Vitamins B6 and B12, folate, potassium, and manganese. The best part is that same small bowl has only 50 calories. Amazing!
If you thought that there’s nothing more, you’re wrong. The list of health benefits in strawberries for seniors is below.
Strawberries reduce the effects of diabetes
This fruit contains flavonoids which are able to prevent brain and kidney complications that occur when you have diabetes.
They protect your heart
People who eat at least three cups of strawberries a week reduce their chances of heart attack by 32%.
Strawberries fight off free radicals
Among all fruits, strawberries are the richest in antioxidants. These antioxidants are adept at fighting free radicals which damage DNA.
Strawberries protect your skin
Italian and Spanish dermatologists proved that people who eat strawberries have healthier skin which is more resistant to UV radiation.
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