Springtime is when many people start resuming their outdoor activities, some of which include gardening or visiting a farmer’s market. For those who enjoy strawberries, collecting them from a garden or purchasing them at a fresh produce local market can be a fulfilling task, mainly if it is aimed at ingesting wholesome fruits for self-nurture and fitness.
A growing body of evidence is now suggesting that strawberries are loaded with nutrients such as anti-inflammatory enzymes and fiber that assist with gut health, therefore general health. Strawberries also help meet the need to manage blood sugar levels, usually a necessity for obese and overweight individuals facing comorbidities.
The body of the anatomically modern human is undergoing significant and inconvenient mutations. A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2019 showed evidence that overeating, excess body fat, and obesity are partly due to a steady and increasingly large consumption of ultra-processed foods that are mutagenic (generate mutations).
It has been reliably shown that ultra-processed foods (aka foodstuff) are overloaded with toxic ingredients such as refined sugar and artificial sweeteners among myriads of heavy industrial waste by-products heavily promoted as “food” by the agro-petro-pharma industrial complex.
The so-called “food” is predominantly laced with neurotoxins and substances known to be endocrine disruptors. There is compelling scientific evidence that estrogen-mimicking pesticides and microplastics, among other neurotoxins, are major contributors of excess body fat.
This type of “food” comprises inflammatory, obesity-causing corn syrup and maltodextrin, to name just a few. Because of this fact, the overarching principle is that there is a crucial need for people to find alternatives to processed sweetening agents that compromise health.
The consumption of strawberries can be useful due to their ability to improve cardiometabolic risks in obese adults, as shown in the above-posted clinical study on dietary strawberries. Other clinical studies have shown that test subjects who ate strawberries had a lower rate of mortality compared to subjects who did not consume strawberries.
Strawberries Nutrition Facts
Strawberries contain a fair amount of nutrients, polyphenols, minerals, and vitamins — such as Vitamin C — that not only exhibit antioxidant activity, but also harbor a whole range of anti-inflammatory compounds. Such compounds help reduce the risk of blood pressure and blood sugar issues, while contributing to the flexibility of blood vessels.
As an added bonus, strawberries are capable of helping people affected by a sweet tooth with satisfying their sugar cravings without endangering their system with toxic artificial sweeteners. Sugar cravings are often an indication of hormonal imbalances, among many other causes. Such cravings are common with people struggling with obesity and excess weight. Most of these people mainly live off hormone-disrupting, ultra-processed “foodstuff”.
Scientifically-informed individuals are consuming strawberries with more discernment and a higher sense of purpose than just tossing them in a bowl of cereals as mere ‘garnish’. If not obtained from an organic garden, strawberries are best bought from reputable grocers that carry the USDA organic kind.
Strawberries offer numerous health benefits, particularly with achieving blood sugar control if one aims to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. In light of such benefits, strawberries should be regarded as medicine by anyone seeking to meet their weight reduction/fitness goals effortlessly and enjoyably at springtime and beyond.
In my books GET SLIM EFFORTLESSLY and HOW TO DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE NATURALLY, I provide valuable information on sensible nutrition, preventative health, as well as awareness of natural and indigenous remedies for the wellness of body and mind.
Sri Regine Lherisson-Bey, Ph.D. and doctorate degree candidate in Natural Medicine, is a Mind-Body Therapist, Wellness Coach, and published Author voted Wellness Expert by peer consensus in 2005. Therapist Lherisson-Bey is the author of the Kindle bestseller HOW TO DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE NATURALLY as well as the weight management program GET SLIM EFFORTLESSLY. From an original CD, the publication has evolved into an instructional picture book, an eBook, and an effective weight management program. Therapist Lherisson-Bey’s works have been featured on TV, radio, and in several magazines in the past 32 years.
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