If you can’t see a strawberry without thinking of Humphrey Bogart, you must be a fan of classic movies. If you don’t know who Humphrey Bogart is, you should probably stop reading this article. Go on. Stop. Get out of here. And don’t come back. Strawberries are one of nature’s candies and, in fact, the perfect strawberry is far more delectable than the greatest candy ever concocted by man. Here’s another reason to eat strawberries. Actually, here are three more good reasons for eating strawberries and they are all about how the fruit can make you a healthier person. And while you’re eating strawberries, why not watch “The Caine Mutiny” again.
You may have heard that you cannot enjoy food that actually tastes good while you are on a diet to lose weight. You have heard wrong. A cup of whole strawberries yields less than 50 calories while providing an immeasurable quantity of deliciousness. Those calories consumed by eating a cup of strawberries comes with no fat, no cholesterol and almost no sodium. In other words, unless you are allergic to strawberries, this fruit is pretty much the perfect food for anyone wanting to lose weight.
Vitamin C is, of course, one of the most prevalent of vitamins found in fruits. All the conventional wisdom is focused on orange fruits, however, so you may not necessarily think of strawberries when thinking of vitamin C. That would be a mistake if you aren’t a big fan of the orange citrus fruits or have allergy to them. That cup of whole strawberries provides you with 141% of the vitamin C you need every day. The stories about vitamin C fending off the common cold is mainly myth, but it does appear to be effective at shortening the duration and lessening the impact. Vitamin C also holds the promise of potentially stemming the tide of macular degeneration as you age. Eating a cup of strawberries a few times a week may just allow you to enjoy good vision for longer than you would have otherwise.
Strawberries may also not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of fiber, but if you have just about had all the grains and cereals you can stand, consider the strawberry. A cup of whole strawberries can deliver more than 10% of the recommended amount of fiber you should consume in a day. Fiber, as you may well know, is highly suggested for anyone who wants to avoid constipation or hemorrhoids. Fiber’s ability to regular blood sugar levels in the body means those eating a diet high in fiber reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.