Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The benefits of strawberries

The beneficial effects that soft berries can have are well-known. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has discovered that strawberry compound is highly potent in improving long-term memory and protecting against cognitive function decline.

Fisetin, the chemical found in strawberries, belongs to the flavonoids family, a class of naturally occurring plant compounds that function as antioxidants. They are said to enhance the processing of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. And are considered necessary to maintain capillary walls and protect against infections. The fisetin flavonoid is also present in a wide range of fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, apples, onions, tomatoes, peaches, grapes, etc.

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