10 Health Benefits of Strawberries (9/11)

Whether fresh or frozen, there's no denying that strawberries are a popular fruit, but they also pack a healthy punch. Read on to learn 10 surprising health benefits of strawberries

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Strawberries boost fibre

Fibre is a necessity for healthy digestion, and strawberries naturally contain about 2 g per serving. Problems that can arise from lack of fibre include constipation and diverticulitis—an inflammation of the intestines—which affects approximately 50 percent of people over 60. Fibre can also aid in fighting type 2 diabetes. “Fibre helps slow the absorption of sugars (i.e. glucose) in the blood,” says Edwards. “As a result, adults who are managing diabetes can enjoy strawberries—in moderation—in their diet.”

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