Whole foods resemble the body part they will benefit and protect, just as this strawberry resembles the shape of a heart; because they are great heart food, helping to maintain and build a healthy heart by growing the carpels in the heart.
Strawberries contain anthocyanins which are free-radical scavengers, helping in the fight against cancers too. They also contain quercetin which is vital for a healthy heart. Plus they are a good source of Vitamin C and the phenolic acid- ellagic acid.
“The free-radical scavenging and antioxidant capacities of anthocyanin pigments are the most highly publicized of the modus operandi used by these pigments to intervene with human therapeutic targets, but, in fact, research clearly suggests that other mechanisms of action are also responsible for observed health benefits. Anthocyanin isolates and anthocyanin-rich mixtures of bioflavonoids may provide protection from DNA cleavage, estrogenic activity (altering development of hormone-dependent disease symptoms), enzyme inhibition, boosting production of cytokines (thus regulating immune responses), anti-inflammatory activity, lipid per-oxidation, decreasing capillary permeability and fragility, and membrane strengthening.” Anthocyanins and Human Health: An In Vitro Investigative Approach by Mary Ann Lila
Strawberries are not only delicious but they are a life-giving & heart healing whole food. Add them to your diet raw, frozen, blended, baked, sautéed in coconut oil or even dried because either way, you’ll reap the benefits.