Strawberry Nutrition and Health Benefits of Strawberries
5. Inhibit Cancer
Research increasingly points to strawberries as an anti-cancer powerhouse, though studies to date have mostly examined strawberry extracts and powders. A study published in November in the International Journal of Cancer showed that strawberry extracts inhibited the growth of lung tumors in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, and a 2012 Chinese clinical trial demonstrated that freeze-dried strawberry powder has potential for preventing esophageal cancer. Strawberries have also been found to be protective against other cancers, including oral, breast and cervical.