Strawberries create volume in the stomach that gives a feeling of satiety
People have been eating wild strawberries since prehistoric times. Strawberries were popular among the ancient Romans and Greeks. Strawberries are mentioned in the Bible, many myths and fairy tales. Doctors, herbalists and naturalists of all eras recognized the exceptional taste and many medicinal properties of strawberries. During the Middle Ages, French ladies discovered a true friend of beauty in strawberries. Louis XI grew strawberries in the garden at the Palace of Versailles. William Shakespeare loved strawberries, which he called “fairy food”. Wild strawberries were known and only used until the 15th century. Modern varieties and hybrids have only been cultivated since the 18th century.
Strawberries ripen from April to the end of June, depending on the climate, or in greenhouses throughout the year. We should use strawberries in our daily diet because they are a sweet and tasty snack, an ally of beauty and contribute to improving health.
Strawberries are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, and especially vitamin C (100 grams contain as much as 54 mg of vitamin C). Vitamin C improves the supply of cells with oxygen and participates in the synthesis of collagen. Thus, it prevents the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the skin. Strawberries contain polyphenols that have an antioxidant function, which means that they give the skin beauty, youth and health.
Face lotion to improve skin tone – squeeze the juice of 7 large and ripe strawberries. Mix the juice with egg white snow and 30 mg of rose water. It is recommended to use the lotion in the evening before going to bed. Shake the lotion before use. Apply to a clean face.
Homemade mixture for whitening teeth and strengthening gums – mash a large strawberry with a fork. Place the mixture over the teeth and gums. Keep your mouth closed for 10 minutes. Rinse with water.
Strawberries are a low-calorie fruit (100 grams have only 27 calories). They are recommended to anyone who wants to lose excess body weight. Strawberries have easily soluble fiber. That’s why they create volume in the stomach that gives a feeling of satiety. At the same time, they stimulate the secretion of hormones that reduce the level of insulin in the blood. That’s why strawberries reduce appetite.
Strawberries are rich in important minerals (calcium and iron), especially strawberries with lemon juice. They are therefore suitable for children during growth and development, for women during pregnancy and menopause.
Strawberries are an ideal choice for people who want to get rid of excess fluid, perform body drainage and reduce the volume in critical parts of the body. In 100 grams of strawberries there is over 90% water, 160 mg of potassium and only 2 mg of salt. Strawberries stimulate the work of the liver and kidneys, so they are useful for purifying the body and cleaning the skin.