Yes, strawberries are full of antioxidants (and vitamin C, and the B vitamins that are essential for good health) and they contain a variety of phytonutrients (a group of compounds that have been shown to be helpful for our health). But strawberries also contain a lot of sugar, which will make them rather high in the glycemic index, so it’s hard to say whether this can provide a benefit or a problem.
Although it is true that strawberries are full of sugar, there’s no evidence to suggest that they are an appetite suppressant. In fact, it appears that they may be healthy for us. Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that when people ate strawberries, their blood sugar dropped.
It should be noted that this is the first known study of strawberries and blood sugar.
While we don’t need to be making the claim that strawberries are healthier than other fruits, we do need to be aware of what we are eating. That’s because we’re probably more likely to be eating strawberries on vacation than at home. The glycemic index is calculated by measuring the amount of carbohydrates in food and how the carbohydrates affect how much insulin a person has.
The glycemic index has been linked to the risk of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. It seems to make sense that if you are eating more carbohydrates as you are traveling to a different environment, you should eat more in order to maintain the same blood sugar level.
I’m a big fan of carbohydrates. I love them. I actually eat too much of them. I’m a big convert to the gluten-free/low carb diet. However, research shows that strawberries are better than that. Strawberries are higher in monounsaturated fat, which helps improve blood sugar control. They also contain fiber, which has been shown to regulate blood sugar levels. If you eat a lot of strawberries, it’s better to eat them in moderation.
I’m not a doctor, but it’s my understanding that strawberries have been shown to help prevent thyroid problems, including hypothyroidism. So it seems reasonable to recommend that you eat more strawberries.
Well, there you go. You can eat more strawberries.
This is a little off-topic here, but it’s worth pointing out that strawberries are a good source of antioxidants that may ward off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. And they are, of course, high in vitamin C, which also reduces the risk of cancer. The problem is that they are also high in potassium, which makes them a little too high in sodium, which can cause hypertension.
That’s really good information. It’s also good to point out that this is a very popular belief among the American Dietetic Association. Strictly speaking, it doesn’t make sense to recommend that you eat more strawberries, but it is very good information to know.