Strawberries are goodness of nature in heart-shaped red colour. They are packed with soluble fibre, folate, iron, potent antioxidants, vitamin C and anthocyanins making it an all-round, must-eat superfood. Soluble fiber attaches to cholesterol and helps remove it from the body, which therefore lowers your body’s cholesterol levels and reduces your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular health problems. Folate is a B vitamin that contributes to strong, healthy hair and vibrant skin. Doctors recommend that pregnant women increase their folate intake during gestation, so strawberries are an excellent food choice. Folate can help prevent osteoporosis. Antioxidants also offer another health benefit: they help fight age-related memory loss, cataracts and other eyesight problems.
A key part of the health benefits of strawberries is this fruit’s high water content. Like many nutritious fruits, strawberries are composed of more than 75 percent water. This means that by eating strawberries, you feel fuller on a smaller amount of calories than foods with less water content. It’s a natural exfoliant that takes care of flaky dead cells on top of the skin. The salicylic acid in it makes a good combatant for acne and black heads. They are excellent to reduce any dark circles under the eyes. It also rejuvenates the skin and gives you back more of a youthful appearance. Moreover, strawberries have the effect to fight and eliminate free radicals that attack your skin. Strawberries help provide strong tissues in the skin.
There come numerous cosmetics and other products made from strawberries to make the skin glow supple and soft. But you can try your own at home-
• A strawberry skin mask is made by mashing-up few strawberries to a pulp and applied to the face.
• Take 3-4 ripe strawberries, 1 tablespoon fresh cream and 1 tablespoon honey. Mash the strawberries and add the cream and honey to form a thick mixure. Apply to the clean face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes, and leave on for 10 minutes.
• Or you could Just place a few strawberry slices under your eyes and relax for 10 minutes, then remove the slices and moisturize.