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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Compared to fruits like apples, oranges or bananas, this fruit has the highest amount of nutrients.
They are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of folic acid, manganese and potassium.
Strawberries are Perfect for Diabetics
Strawberries tend to contain less carbohydrates per serving and constitute excellent fruit options for all diabetics.
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Diabetics need to pay attention to the amount of carbs they eat. Some carbs are called high glycemic which have the potential to result in a sharp rise in your blood sugar levels.
Fruit juices, dried fruits and tropical fruits tend to be more problematic for diabetes control because of their high glycemic index. This fruit contains slow-release carbohydrates, the best kind to optimize diabetes control, according to the international glycemic index database published in 2002 in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” Replacing your usual serving of fruit with a serving of strawberries can help you reduce your carb intake and keep your blood sugar levels in the target range.
A serving of fruit should provide no more than 15 grams of available carbs, so limit yourself to no more than 2 cups of whole strawberries at once to keep your diabetes in check.
Other benefits of strowberries:
Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
Flavonoids — responsible for the colour and flavour of strawberries, lower the risk for heart disease.
Strawberries boost immunity
They are an excellent source of vitamin C which is a well-known immunity booster, as well as a powerful, fast-working antioxidant.
Promote eye health
The antioxidant properties in strawberries may help to prevent cataracts which can lead to blindness in older age.
Strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps build strong hair and nails. They also contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which protects the elastic fibers in our skin to prevent sagging.
Promote bone health
Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health.