Strawberries are rich sources of vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and
dietary fiber. And, it is also a source of ellagic acid, and certain
flavonoids such as anthocyanin, catechin, querecetin and kaempferol.
These compounds have potent antioxidant poer. Antioxidants help
lower risk of cardiovascular events by inhibition of LDL0cholesterol
oxidation, promotion of plaque stability, improved vascular
endothelial function, and decreased tendency for thrombosis.
Strawberry extracts also inhibited COX enzymes in vitro, which
would modulate the inflammatory process.
Individual compounds in strawberries have demonstrated anti-cancer
activities in different studies, such as blocking initiation of
carcinogenesis, suppressing progression and proliferation of cancers.
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