Wimbledon begins today and we all know that means we're going to be eating a lot of British strawberries, so we've got all of the health benefits to share with you.

Enjoy the taste of them, and know that they're doing wonders for your health too.

We've been eating strawberries for centuries now, even the Romans enjoyed them; they prized them for their medicinal properties.

The little red fruit contains more vitamin C than citrus fruits, so they're great for helping to ward off colds.

And according to the American Cancer Society, foods rich in vitamin C may lower the risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Strawberries are an antiviral, anticancer activity. People who consume large amounts of strawberries are found to be less likely to develop all types of cancers.

These low-calorie berries are a rich source of anthocyanins which gives them their bright red color and antioxidant capabilities.

One serving of strawberries - about eight medium strawberries - is high in fibre and potassium, one of the beneficial nutrients found in strawberries, is also important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. Eating foods that are high in potassium and low in sodium my reduce the risks of hypertension and stroke. A serving of strawberries provides close to 10 percent of the daily value for potassium.

Enjoy these superfruits every day and watch your health improve.

Add them to cereals in the morning, snack on them throughout the day and choose them for dessert in the evening.

Femalefirst Taryn Davies

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