Strawberry is a luscious looking, tasty and exotic fruit. Native to Europe, this is a delicate fruit which is grown in bushes and utmost care has to be taken for nurturing these plants. Also associated with love, this fruit is awesome to taste and is used in a number of delicacies, and has a lot of health benefits also.Here are a few wonders of strawberry.
Tremendous Beauty Benefits To The Face And Body. Some Of Them Are:
Mix 2 tbsp juice of strawberry with 50 ml rose water and use it regularly as a skin toner to see great results. This mixture can be refrigerated for 10 days and used.
The ellagic acid in this fruit protects our skin from the UV rays. These are the harmful rays of the sun which give rise to many skin problems and dangerous diseases. Applying the juice of strawberry acts as a sunscreen.
Pimples And Acne
The AHAs (alpha hydroxy acid) and the vitamin C in strawberry helps in reduction of sebum and controls oil production. This is helpful in preventing and clearing acne. An effective face mask is as follows- Take the pulp of 7-8 strawberries and add 1 tbsp milk. Apply it on the face and rinse after 10 minutes. Use this mix daily and see the results in 15 days.
Strawberry juice applied on the face fights the UV rays and prevents pigmentation of the skin.
Eye puffiness- Slices of strawberry or its juice applied around the eyes reduces its puffiness and makes the eyes relaxed and fresh.
Cracked feet can turn soft and supple by using strawberry scrubs. Make a scrub using 6-8 strawberries, oats and glycerine. Soak feet in warm water for 10 minutes and scrub your feet with this mix. Leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. Moisturize your feet. All the roughness and calluses vanish with regular use.
Strawberry can also be used for skin whitening techniques. Here are a few packs:
A. Cucumber And Strawberry Pack (For Oily To Normal Skin):
Take 1 strawberry and 3-4 sliced cucumbers and grind them smooth.Keep this paste in the refrigerator for a while and then apply it for half an hour.Rinse off with normal water and moisturize.
B. Fruit Pack(All Skin Types):
Blend together 2 ripe strawberries, 4 black grapes, and 2 slices of papaya.Spread the pack on your face, leave it to dry for 30 minutes. Wash off and moisturize.
C. Aloe Vera And Honey(All Skin Types):
Take a tbsp of honey and a tbsp of aloe vera and mix it well with 1 ripe strawberry. Massage the face with this pack for 2 minutes and then leave it to dry for about 15 minutes. Rinse off.
Strawberry contains biotin an ingredient which makes the hair and nails healthy and strong. Also, it is proven to reduce wrinkles of the face. Various face masks are available in the market and home made masks can also be made and applied. The skin becomes nice, bright and shiny and wrinkles can be prevented and reduced considerably.
The vitamin C in strawberry acts as an excellent immune booster. Regularly eating this fruit protects us from cold, cough, flu and other seasonal diseases.
Eye problems like cataract are kept at bay by eating strawberries. It is also helpful in Macular degeneration a disease in which there is gradual deterioration of vision.
Strawberry has powerful antioxidants like Zeathancins and Lutein. The effects of cancer producing free radicals which are so harmful to the body can be countered by the antioxidants present in strawberry.
The red color in strawberry, contains anthocyanins which burn the body fat. So you can add it to your salads as a part of your diet plan regime.
Use of strawberry in your food intake reduces the degeneration of cells of the brain. Thereby stimulating memory and keeping us free of the various ailments of the brain.
Strawberry intake at a regular basis reduces cholesterol, keeping the heart healthy.
Potassium, vitaminK and magnesium are abundantly found in strawberries. It is very good for bone health. People suffering from arthritis and gout are known to be benefitted from eating this fruit.Strawberries are low in calorie value and high in fiber content. So you can indulge in your favorite food without having any guilt of putting on weight.
Adding strawberries to puddings, pies, desserts makes them simply heavenly to taste. It is also used in making jams, ice creams, syrups, and shakes.Strawberry intake is also known to reduce blood pressure and brings down hypertension.Overuse of anything can be harmful. We should always check for reactions and other adverse effects before using strawberry in any form for long term use