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Strawberries Show Heart Health Benefits

A recent study suggests that eating strawberries may be beneficial to heart health by lowering total cholesterol by 9%, LDL cholesterol by 14%, triglycerides by 21%, and by lowering markers of oxidative stress.

Participants in the study included 23 healthy volunteers with an average age of 27. The study period began with a ten-day period during which the participants were instructed not to eat any strawberries and followed a diet low in polyphenols.

After that period, they consumed 17.6 oz of strawberries daily for 30 days and then another 15 days without consuming any strawberries.

At the conclusion of the study, the researchers noted the heart health benefits listed above. They believe these results were due to the high vitamin C (0.17 g/day) and anthocyanin content (307.59 mg/day) of strawberries, as well as the fiber content (10 g/day).

Researchers from Universita Politechnica delle Marche in Italy conducted the study. It was published in the March 2014 issue of The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

Previous studies have also linked strawberries with reducing the risk of Parkinson’s disease, decreasing the risk of bladder infections, and improved vision. Strawberries are easily incorporated into your daily diet by adding them to smoothies, yogurt, pancakes, and fruit salads.

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