Strawberries are a delicious, easy to eat fruit – after all, you don’t need to peel them. While they’re great on their own or as a topping on desserts, there’s more to them than tart flavor.
It turns out there are health benefits from eating these naturally juicy treats as well – a lot of them. But let’s focus on 13 of the health reasons to pick strawberries as a source of nutrition…
1. Boosts Immunity
This is one benefit that you might already know – strawberries are packed with vitamin C, which is essential to optimal immune function. As Reader’s Digest points out, your body can’t produce its own vitamin C, but eating strawberries (and other foods rich in this antioxidant) can make a difference.
While oranges are usually the fruit people think of first when it comes to this vitamin, the source says eight strawberries a day will deliver more. The fruit may also help reduce the symptoms of a cold, and could help you avoid getting sick in the first place, it adds.