Fresh strawberries are one of the most popular summer treats on the planet. Besides being delicious, they are extremely rich in vitamin C, and high in manganese, fiber and folic acid. They are also low in calories. One cup of fresh strawberries contains only about 50 calories, but 150% of daily needs for vitamin C.
Strawberries rank among the top 10 antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, which makes strawberries excellent weapon for reducing the risk of all types of cancer. Since strawberries are a low glycemic index food and high in fiber, they help to keep blood sugar stable by avoiding sharp rise and fall in blood sugar level. Having a lower glycemic index than most other fruits, strawberries are a good choice food for diabetics.