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11 Reasons Why We Love Strawberries

If there is one food that can give our chocolate addiction a tough competition, it's our forever crush on strawberries

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19 February 2017

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In the medieval times, these little red berries were used to be the harbinger of spring and joy — and the tradition continues till date. The world pays homage to the nature’s candy by celebrating National Strawberry day on February 27. 

And that’s reason enough to dig up some reasons why the world needs more happiness — and more strawberries. 

1. They are a great source of antioxidants 

They are a great source of antioxidants
If you’re not a strawberry fan, you should be. This delicious fruit ranks third on the list of more than 1,000 foods antioxidant-rich foods. Only blackberries and walnuts scored more – but they don’t look this good! 

2. They are low in sugar and calories 

They are low in sugar and calories
There’s a reason these red beauties are bonafide super foods. A handful of strawberries equals to 50 calories only. Plus, they are packed with fibre required for digestion and therefore — may trigger weight loss. 

3. They make the world a better place – no kidding 

They make the world a better place – no kidding
We’re not making this up but strawberries have long been a symbol of joy, spring, purity and abundance. The ancient Romans used to treat everything with a dose of strawberries – depressions, fainting, lack of love life – you name it. 

4. They work wonders for your skin 

Eating strawberry equals to drinking water
Strawberries are packed with vitamin C – vital for the production of collagen that helps to improve skin elasticity and reduces signs of wrinkles. 

5. They help you live longer 

They help you live longer
The antioxidant properties in strawberries boost healthy immune system. The potassium level in these savoury bites helps in blood pressure regulation and promotes heart-health. One cup of strawberries can provide about 100% of the daily requirement of this vitamin.

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6. Eating strawberry equals to drinking water 

Eating strawberry equals to drinking water
Eating strawberry is almost like drinking sweet and tangy water. They’re mainly made of water – 91% to be exact. 

7. They are awfully pretty

They are awfully pretty
Just look at the picture here, need we say anymore? 

8. They keep your eyes healthy 

They keep your eyes healthy
Eating a handful of strawberries every day can actually lower the risk of vision loss. The abundance of vitamin C reduces the risk of cataracts — a condition characterised by clouding over the eye lens which can lead to blindness in old age.

10. They make boring food look tempting 

They make boring food look tempting
Got a sad-looking salad? Throw in some diced strawberries and you’ll see the difference. 

11. And finally… a strawberry dipped in chocolate is probably what happiness tastes like. 

strawberry dipped in chocolate