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Strawberries a heart shaped fruit has tremendous health and cosmetic benefits and should be eaten raw for maximum benefits.

Strawberries are not only rich in Vitamin C but they contain more vitamin C than any other citrus fruits. This Vitamin C content helps the fruit in fighting bad cholesterol.

This fruit is good to control obesity since they are not only  fat free , but the anthocyanins contained in it  stimulates the burning of stored fat. Further they suppresses your appetite and stimulate your metabolism.

This fruit due to its anthocyanins contained it also boost the memory.

Strawberries are good for eyesight too.  According to the Archives of Ophthalmology eating three or more servings of this fruit may lower the risk of macular degeneration a condition resulting in vision loss.

Strawberries are high in potassium which is required for healthy bones.

Further this potassium contain regulates the electrolyte in body giving protection from stroke and heart attacks.

Apart from Vitamin C and Potassium Strawberries also contain B2, B5,B6, Copper and magnesium. They have essential fiber. They also contain Omega fatty acids and have high level of antioxidants as a result they neutralize free radicals in owns system. Antioxidants are also known to boost the immune system and gives protection from cold and flu. They also contain folate a key ingredient in the formation of Red blood Cells. 

Strawberries extracts can protect skin cells from damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. This conclusion was made by a new research which was done by Italian and Spanish scientist. The researchers claimed that extracts of the fruit have photopreotective properties and when added to skin cell cultures they can act as protector against ultraviolet radiation and hence prevent tanning due to this radiation. Further this ultraviolet radiation can also cause skin cancer and the researchers are also studying whether the fruit can be useful in protecting skin from skin cancer.

Further Strawberries contain biotin which helps in building strong nails and hair. They also contain ellagic acid a type of anit-oxidant which protects the elastic fibres in our skin to prevent it from sagging.

Strawberries are also good for teeth and also good  for whitening of teeth since the acid in the fruit is said to remove stains from the teeth. For this cut the fruit into half and rub on to your teeth and gums, which will not only heal the gums but also remove tartar from the teeth.



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