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Improve Quality of Fruit Strawberry Red Blood Cells

Behind it tastes fresh strawberries have many health benefits. One of them is able to maintain red blood cells from the damaging effects of oxidation process, so the body become stronger to face the risks of disease.

Benefit strawberries and antioxidants in it is already known and proven in vitro or in laboratory. For the first time, researchers from the Marche Polytechnic University and the University of Granada to prove in vivo or direct in humans.

In the experiment whose results appeared in the journal Food Chemistry, researchers involved 12 participants. Each was given an additional 500 grams of strawberry food every day, and blood samples taken on day 4, 8, 12, 16 and a month afterwards.

The results of blood tests showed that consumption of strawberries on a regular basis can increase the capacity of red blood cells or erythrocytes to accommodate the content of antioxidants. Other impacts, the erythrocytes became more resistant to hemolysis or damage caused by oxidation process.

"We proved that the strawberries are able to make red blood cells are more resistant to the effects of oxidative stress. The impact will be very influential in a variety of disease risk," said one researcher, Maurizio Battino as quoted by the ScienceDaily, Thursday (23/06/2011).

As revealed by Battino, antioxidant capacity of erythrocytes to accommodate and resist the influence of oxidative stress associated with various disease risk. The better the quality of red blood cells, the smaller the chance of separately developing cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.

These benefits can also be obtained by eating a strawberry on a smaller servings daily. In that experiment, the researchers also found that consumption of 150 and 200 grams of strawberry gran per day also could provide a similar effect.
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