Strawberry consumption can lower heart-related death risk, improve blood antioxidant status, decrease oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, improve vascular function, improve blood lipid profile, and reduce harmful oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
Strawberries may slow down glucose digestion and reduce glucose and insulin spikes following a carb-rich meal. Therefore, strawberries may be useful for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes prevention. Imbalances in blood sugar regulation and high-sugar diets are associated with an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Ellagic acid and ellagitannins may drive the protection by stopping the cancer cells' growth. Strawberries may help prevent several types of cancer through their ability to fight oxidative stress and inflammation. Strawberries may inhibit tumor formation.