There’s a reason so many songs have been written about strawberries…They are AWESOME! And better yet, it’s the Flavor Run’s Year of the Strawberry! Seriously, have you SEEN our Strawberry Finisher Medal?! P.S. Follow us on Instagram (@FlavorRun) and check out some of our great Strawberry Finisher Medal photos (#FlavorRun).
Strawberries have a low glycemic index (40) and are high in fiber, which means they help regular blood sugar levels and are good food option for diabetics. A recent study showed that eating strawberries daily can actually reduce the risk of kidney disease and neuropathy in diabetics. Additionally, strawberries are high in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and antioxidants. Like grapes, strawberries have the flavonoid and antioxidant, quercetin, along with kaempferol, which reduce the risk of blood clot formation that can cause strokes.
Research also suggests that eating strawberries decreases the level of homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood that is harmful to the inner lining of arteries and also decreases the production of certain “feel-good” hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
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Note: The information included above or on any other Flavor Run blog post is not intended to be used as medical advice or as a substitute for advice from a health care professional.