What vitamins are contained in strawberries, the benefits of strawberries for our health
Jun 06, 2018
Strawberry is the earliest berry that appears in the gardens in early summer. Fragrant, juicy, very sweet to the taste, it is loved by both adults and children.
In Russia it appeared at the end of the XVIII century and since that time has firmly settled in our gardens and vegetable gardens. It is grown almost everywhere. It should be noted that the composition of the strawberry is unique, it has a lot of different vitamins. In this article we will tell you what vitamins are contained in strawberries.
Vitamin composition of strawberry
The main vitamin in this early berries is vitamin C. It is responsible for many processes occurring in the body, and is the strongest antioxidant. Thanks to ascorbic acid, the body fights better with different infections, the consequences of stress.
Ascorbic is assigned the most important functions in the micro-regulation of the oxidation-reduction processes of the body. It is used for preventive purposes in cancer diseases. With her direct participation, the synthesis of procollagen and collagen occurs, which contributes to the improvement of the skin.
Folic acid and its derivatives are necessary for the growth and development of new cells, especially its number in the fetal stage of fetal development, also during lactation in nursing mothers. It helps to reduce postpartum depression, so with good reason it is called a "female" vitamin. Along with this, this vitamin( B9) is vital for the development of the immune and circulatory system, it participates in hematopoiesis.
Vitamin B1 is important in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It is needed to maintain the heart, nervous and digestive system. What is interesting: thiamine enters the body only with food and is completely destroyed by heating. It follows that it is better to eat strawberries fresh.
Vitamins A and E improve the structure of the skin, nourish the tissues with oxygen, improve the condition of nails and hair. They have a positive effect on the reproductive activity of men and women.
Other vitamins, which are in strawberries, are no less important for the effective functioning of the human body.
It also has in its composition mineral substances, which occupy an important place in the functioning and health of a person.
Potassium and magnesium are necessary for the operation of the cardiovascular system, improve the condition of blood vessels, prevent the formation of atherosclerotic plaques. They have a preventive effect against arrhythmia and heart diseases.
Calcium is the basis of the human skeleton, a lack of it in the body can lead to osteoporosis and other unpleasant consequences. To better assimilate this component, salts of phosphate, vitamin D and other microelements are needed.
In addition to the above listed substances, strawberry contains: iron, zinc, manganese, and a number of other elements.
Application of strawberries for curative prophylactic purposes
In folk medicine, not only berries, but the leaves and roots of strawberries are used. These delicious berries are useful for eating with metabolic disorders, heart diseases, anemia, they contribute to increased appetite, favorably acting on the digestive tract.
It perfectly helps to get rid of viruses of influenza, pneumococcus, staphylococcus, streptococcus and other viruses, since it has the strongest antiviral effect.
With a daily intake of 200 grams of strawberries, you can make up for iron deficiency in anemia.
Using this berry for the whole season, you can "feed" the body with the missing useful vitamins and minerals, combining the pleasant with the useful.