Many are familiar with strawberries as the fruit is excellent for preventing premature aging, or you could say to make people stay young, but according to a recent study shows, eating strawberries were also able to reduce the risk of getting cancer.
How can this small fruit has the effect of that? The key is the ability of this fruit increases levels of antioxidants in the blood. The high level of antioxidants has indeed been shown to combat the effects of oxidative stress, reducing the effects of aging, and even the possibility of contracting diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
To obtain the above conclusion, Spanish and Italian researchers asked a total of 12 healthy volunteers to eat 0.5 pounds of strawberries for more than two weeks.
The result, seen regularly eat strawberries can increase antioxidant levels in the blood and help prevent red blood cells experience hemolysis, namely the process of red blood cells disintegrate.
Scientists from the Polytechnic University of Marche in Italy and the University of Granada in Spain said that the strength of strawberries is located at a high level of phenolic compounds contained. Phenolic has antioxidant properties.
Meanwhile, oxidative stress can occur with age or when exercising and childbirth. It was determined several varieties of strawberries to make erythrocytes more resistant to oxidative stress.