Viime päivinä olen törmännyt moneen uutiseen mansikoiden terveellisyydestä. Sopii minulle sillä RAKASTAN mansikoita. Ja nythän paras mansikkakausi on juuri alkamassa. Ensi viikolla vietän kesälomaa mökillä ja teemoina ovat grillaaminen ja mansikoiden syöminen, sillä vietänhän loman Suonenjoella, maailman mansikkapääkaupungissa. Sopivasti lomalle osuu myös Suonenjoen Mansikkakarnevaalit.
Tässä muutama tuore tiedeuutinen mansikoiden terveysvaikutuksista:
Strawberries boost red blood cells, study finds:
"A group of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries every day for two weeks to demonstrate that eating this fruit improves the antioxidant capacity of blood. The study, carried out by Italian and Spanish researchers, showed that strawberries boost red blood cells' response to oxidative stress, an imbalance that is associated with various diseases."
"Scientists have previously tried to confirm the antioxidant capacity of strawberries using in vitro laboratory experiments. Now, a team of researchers from the Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM, in Italy) and the University of Granada (UGR, in Spain) have demonstrated this effect in vivo, in a study on human volunteers published in the journal Food Chemistry.
Each day, the scientists fed 12 healthy volunteers 500 grams of strawberries (of the 'Sveva' variety) over the course of the day. They took blood samples from them after four, eight, 12 and 16 days, and also a month later. The results show that regular consumption of this fruit can improve the antioxidant capacity of blood plasma and also the resistance of red blood cells to oxidative haemolysis (fragmentation)."
It's not an apple a day after all - It's strawberries
"A recent study from scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies suggests that a strawberry a day (or more accurately, 37 of them) could keep not just one doctor away, but an entire fleet of them, including the neurologist, the endocrinologist, and maybe even the oncologist."
"Investigations conducted in the Salk Institute's Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory (CNL) will appear in the June 27, 2011, issue of PLoS ONE. The report explains that fisetin, a naturally-occurring flavonoid found most abundantly in strawberries and to a lesser extent in other fruits and vegetables, lessens complications of diabetes. Previously, the lab showed that fisetin promoted survival of neurons grown in culture and enhanced memory in healthy mice."
Puoli kiloa päivässä. Eiköhän se minulta onnistu.