Arich source of folic acid, vitamin C, and fiber, strawberries can be eaten or mixed into a topical product to combat a myriad of skin conditions. This small fruit contains acids that aid in dissolving sebum to prevent acne. Ellagic acid found in strawberries prevents skin damage from ultraviolet rays, while folic acid encourages rapid cell regeneration, revealing fresh, radiant skin. Strawberries can be puréed and used in products to eliminate age spots, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reverse acne, and protect the skin from sun damage. This fruit is also known to minimize the symptoms of menopause.
Strawberries made the list on Iva Young’s top five, low-sugar fruits that offer a high number of nutrients and antioxidants. Young said, “Strawberries are low in calories compared to many other fruits, and are a good source of fiber. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids, promoting lots of antioxidant activity in the body.”