Strawberries have very low sugar content. They contain just one teaspoon of sugar per 100 kg. In addition, they have pronounced effects on improving how the body handles sugary carbohydrates. What researchers have found is that if we add strawberries to sugary carbs it has the effect of reducing insulin demand. This has the effect of turning strawberries into a sustained energy releaser. Strawberries are therefore a significant Sirtfood for weight loss and a healthy long-term diet.
Strawberries are included in the top Sirtfoods as they are a notable source of the sirtuin activator fisetin.
Strawberries offer an astonishing 129 percent of the daily requirements of vitamin C, a known infection fighter. They are also packed with manganese and folate, as well as potassium with its co-factoring enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Low in calories and fats, strawberries are a rich source of anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavonols, terpenoids, and phenolic and ellagic acids, all phytonutrients which together multiply anti-inflammatory potential. Minerals like copper for the healthy development of red blood cells are in abundance, as are fluoride, iron, and iodine.
Besides being anti-cancer, strawberries also contain potential neurological disease-fighting and anti-aging compounds. What’s more, the free radical-zapping antioxidant activity is outstanding in strawberries, as are their blood glucose-leveling abilities.
However, consume strawberries in moderation because they still contain fructose, which may be harmful to your health in excessive amounts.
Strawberries are one of those unique fruits requiring no embellishment to make them one of the world’s most sought-after plant-based foods and one of the top-20 Sirtfoods.
You will find many of the nutritious strawberry recipes included in our New Sirtfood recipes and Best Sirtfood Recipes pages.