Health Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries are those wonderful red almost heart-shaped fruit we so love to eat. There are many varieties of them grown both commercially and in backyard gardens. It is a sweet and fragrant fruit that can be used in desserts, jams, jellies, or eaten fresh.
Strawberries are like eating sunshine. They have a vibrant flavor. But did you know that strawberries are great sources of various nutrients?
Strawberries are high in the following nutrients:
Just think all this nutrition with only 43 calories in a one cup serving.
Signs of Strawberry Allergy
The signs of an allergic reaction to strawberries are similar to other food allergies. These can be things like itching, swelling and tingling in the lips, mouth, throat, palate and tongue. You could also experience a runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes along with other symptoms.
Skin reactions can also occur when you are allergic to strawberries. Hives, itching and contact dermatitis may be seen. You can also have trouble breathing as well as cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. In more severe reactions, wheezing, severe swelling in the throat and a difficulty breathing may result and even anaphylactic shock.
With any food allergy the best way to control the condition is not to consume the food you are allergic to. This means anything that could have any strawberries in from pies to jams. Eat fruit that you know is safe for you to consume. It is said that white strawberry varieties do not cause allergic reactions but you should check with a doctor before eating one.