Berry strawberries are a real vitamin delight!

Ripe strawberries will not let anyone pass by her ruddy barrels. She turns her head with her unusual aroma, attracts one appetite, and her taste gives real pleasure.

Strawberries or strawberries? A berry or a nut?

Nutritionists say that an adult should eat 10 kg of fresh strawberries per season in order to nourish your body with vitamins and strengthen immunity. All because this berry has a lot of advantages. It activates metabolic processes, has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, and, in general, has a wide range of therapeutic activity.

Interesting data

It turns out that strawberry is not a botanical name, but a folk name. It is formed from the Old Russian word "club", that is, a ball or a rounded object. The correct name of the plant is the strawberry.

But even more surprising than this fact is the answer to the question: "Strawberry is a berry or a fruit?" In fact, it is a false berry or multi-prongs, that is, a complex fruit consisting of small nuts."And where are the

nuts in the strawberry?" - many will ask. A lot of small seeds on the surface of juicy pulp and there are the same nuts.

Chemical Composition

To understand what is useful strawberry, you need to refer to the composition of its beautiful fruits. So, the favorite berry( we will call it as we are more accustomed to) is very rich in various vitamins, trace elements, pectin and tannins, sugars and organic acids.

In a one-hundred-gram portion of the vitamin C strawberry, almost 67% of the daily norm, and this is more than in citrus. Also high is the content of folic acid needed by women planning a happy motherhood in the near future. Carotene, or provitamin A, which is found in strawberries, improves vision, helps with progressive blindness, positively affects the condition of the skin and mucous membranes of internal organs.

Among the useful macronutrients contained in strawberries, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Microelements are also many:

  • boron, which is necessary for muscle tissue and bone, and also for blood cells;
  • iron, without which cellular respiration becomes impossible;
  • iodine, which is part of the hormones produced by the thyroid gland;
  • fluoride, the desired tooth enamel;
  • copper, which possesses bactericidal properties.

Fibers in berries normalize digestion. Disaccharides serve as sources of glucose, which, in turn, fills us with vital energy.

Nutritional value

Strawberries have a low calorie content due to the high water content in it. Its energy value is only 41 kcal / 100 g, which indicates the possibility of including it in the diet of healthy, dietary nutrition.

There is a strawberry is most useful in fresh form, and one hour after the main meal for better absorption of nutrients and substances necessary to the body.

Ripe berries
Delicious, healthy, dietary product

Preliminary treatment of

Since the strawberries on the plant are located near the ground, and therefore in close proximity to dust, dirt and pathogenic bacteria, therefore, they particularly need thorough washing, which must take place in the nextorder:

  • first the berries need to be soaked in cold water literally for 10-15 seconds( this time is enough for all the dirt particles to fall behind and fall to the bottom of the dish);
  • further strawberries should be thrown in a colander and cleaned of green tails;
  • then gently rinse again under running water and allow excess liquid to drain.

Only after such water procedures, berries are ready for use.

Application of strawberries in traditional medicine

Useful properties of strawberries are well manifested in the treatment of the following diseases:

  • of diabetes mellitus;
  • atherosclerosis;
  • ischemic heart disease;
  • inflammation and kidney stones;
  • anemia, anemia;
  • cardiac insufficiency.

Strawberry is used as a multivitamin, sugar reducing, diuretic, soothing and antipyretic. If you regularly eat these berries, immunity is significantly strengthened, the vessels become more elastic, the functions of the heart and kidneys improve.

In addition, strawberries are a natural aphrodisiac, which enhances the sexual activity of both men and women. That is why it is often chosen for romantic dates with the expected pleasant continuation.

Girl eating strawberries
Natural aphrodisiac

In addition to berries, used in fresh and processed form, in non-traditional medicine leaves of strawberry are valued, from which they prepare decoctions and infusions. We bring to your attention their recipes.

Blood Coagulation Enhancer

  • Dry strawberry leaves - 20 g;
  • boiling water - 2 cups.

Vegetable raw materials are steamed and infused for 2 hours. Drink is used for 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.

With small bleeding of both external and internal uterine drugs, the drug can have an independent value, while significant - only as a means of additional therapy for specific treatment.

Oral cavity rinse for inflammatory diseases

  • Ground strawberry leaves - 30 g;
  • water - 1 glass.

Dry the grass with water, boil for 5 minutes, insist for half an hour. Use in a warm state.

Strawberry Leaves
Useful not only fruits, but also leaves

Caution. Strawberry leaves have not only useful properties, but also some contraindications. In particular, they are not recommended for pregnant and lactating women, as well as for persons with high gastric secretion.

Application in cosmetology

And a strawberry - a wonderful "specialist-cosmetologist."It appreciably clears and narrows the pores, supports the skin in tone. Strawberry puree, applied as a mask, will share vitamins, give the body velvety and fresh look.

Strawberry "cosmetics" is ideal for normal or oily skin, but it is not recommended for those who are skin-prone, prone to dryness, since they dry their face a little.

The best home lotion is a fresh, fragrant strawberry juice. It removes pigmentation spots and freckles, but on condition of its daily use for at least three weeks.

Tip. Before applying to the skin mashed potatoes or strawberry lotion, first wipe your face with olive or corn oil. Berry mask for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with herbal infusion, for example, from linden.

Possible harm and contraindications

Unfortunately, strawberries are not only good, but also possible harm to the body. The thing is that a delicious berry can cause a strong allergy, especially in young children. Therefore, it must be administered with extreme caution in baby food, combining first with sour-milk products( kefir, biolact, natural yogurt).Do not abuse strawberries and pregnant women in the name of the health of future babies.

It is also important to know that you can eat only ripe berries. Even they contain a large amount of organic acids. But in immature fruits of these substances at times more. And they destroy the tooth enamel, irritate the mucous membranes of the digestive tract, cause stagnation of bile. A bleak picture, is not it?

But, if strawberries are used in moderation with close observation of possible reactions, its beneficial properties and contraindications are also taken into account, then there will be no harm in any way. Continuous pleasure with amazing fresh taste and bright aroma!