Who does not want to start their day on a healthy note? But cereals, eggs, or paranthas may now sound like a boring breakfast to you. So, if you are on the lookout for something light, cool, and tasty, strawberries can come to the rescue here. Known for their characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness, the widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria known as strawberry has amazing qualities that can bless the human body and mind.
An interesting fact. It is the only fruit that has its seed outside.
High in Vitamin C (A single strawberry contains 51.5 mg of Vitamin C but not every strawberry has the same amount and it completely varies according to its size), manganese, handsome amount of folate (vitamin B9), potassium, antioxidants, strawberry can help in curing inflammatory bowel diseases and diseases related to the brain.
As it contains a lot of good qualities and can be eaten in many ways, one should eat strawberries on an empty stomach to benefit from them. Here are the 7 benefits of having strawberries on an empty stomach that you need to know:
Helps in improving the functioning of the brain
Rich in phytochemicals and Vitamin C, strawberry helps in neutralizing the effect of oxidative stress on the brain. Also, the fruit has iodine and potassium which help in proper functioning and effective blood supply in the brain. Also, the antioxidants present in strawberries help to prevent age-related neurodegeneration and proper functioning of cognitive and motor functions. For a healthy mind and brain, one should consume strawberries every day.
Helps in boosting immunity
Containing high levels of Vitamin C, strawberries can help to boost immunity effectively. One can have a strawberry shake or squash in the morning to keep their system strong and healthy every day.
Helps in terminating the harmful effects of alcohol
Are you an alcoholic? Strawberry can help to save your stomach from the harmful effects caused by alcohol. The consumption of alcohol causes severe damage to the stomach. Strawberries help to prevent the worsening of the damage. With the presence of antioxidants and polyphenol content (anthocyanins) in strawberries, stomach disorders caused by oxidative stress can be cured.
So, one should have strawberries every day on an empty stomach to terminate the harmful effects of alcohol.
Helps in improving heart health
Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, strawberry helps in improving the heart’s health by protecting the lining of arteries and keeping them plaque-free, and help in regulating the blood pressure.
Helps to keep blood sugar in control
Having a glycemic index score of 40 and fat of 0.3 grams strawberry does not lead to an increase in sugar levels in the blood. Also, as it contains a high level of water, low carb content, and simple sugars such as glucose, it does not promote sugar levels and is safe and healthy to consume. So, one can munch on strawberries by being guilt-free. Also, starting the day with strawberries which are high in water content will keep you hydrated as well.
It helps to promote vision health
High in antioxidants, strawberries help in preventing macular degeneration and other eye issues. Free radicals cause harm to the eye and strawberries being high in antioxidants help to fight against these radicals and keep the eyes safe and damage-free. If you work till late at night and are facing pressure and pain in your eyes, strawberries can come to your rescue. High Potassium levels in strawberries help to terminate the stress. The potassium present in strawberries helps in regulating the pressure in the eyes. One should consume strawberries daily to keep their eyes healthy and every sight strong.
Helps in fighting inflammation
The presence of Phytochemicals and antioxidants in strawberries can help to terminate the inflammation caused in the body. Also, Vitamin C present in strawberries helps in maintaining the body’s collagen and connective tissues.
Mentioned above are the benefits of having strawberries on an empty stomach. It is advised to seek professional help before adding anything to your diet.