Boosts Brain Function
Strawberries are rich in iodine, vitamin C, and phytochemicals, which help maintain the proper functioning of the nervous system. Potassium, in strawberries, also has been linked to an improved cognitive function by increasing blood flow to the brain. Furthermore, a research by Elizabeth E. Devore, ScD, Harvard Medical School showed that higher consumption of flavonoids, particularly from blueberries and strawberries, reduced rates of cognitive decline in older people.
One cup of sliced strawberries has 98 milligrams of C. (So, strawberry shortcake is totally helping boost my immune system, right?)
Per one cup serving, sliced: 53 calories, 0.5 g fat (0 g sat fat), 2 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrates, 8 g of sugar, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.