Strawberries are rich in fisetin[1], an antioxidant that lowers inflammation in brain cells[2] and has been shown to improve inflammatory status in some colon cancer patients[3]. Fisetin has been shown to protect brain cells against inflammation and death in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease[4]. Freeze-dried strawberry supplementation also lowered blood cholesterol[5] in adults with metabolic syndrome. What counts as a serving?

  • About 8 large berries
  • 1 cup, whole, halved, or sliced, fresh or frozen berries

References:1. Khan et al.(2013).Fisetin: a dietary antioxidant for health promotion. Antioxidants & redox signaling, 19(2), 151-162. doi:10.1089/ars.2012.4901.2. Chuang et al.(2014).Regulatory effects of fisetin on microglial activation. Molecules, 19(7), 8820-8839. doi:10.3390/molecules19078820.3. Farsad-Naeimi et al.(2018).Effect of fisetin supplementation on inflammatory factors and matrix metalloproteinase enzymes in colorectal cancer patients. Food & function, 9(4), 2025-2031. doi:10.1039/c7fo01898c.4. Ahmad et al.(2017).Neuroprotective effect of fisetin against amyloid-beta-induced cognitive/synaptic dysfunction, neuroinflammation, and neurodegeneration in adult mice. Molecular neurobiology, 54(3), 2269-2285. doi:10.1007/s12035-016-9795-4.5. Basu et al.(2010).Strawberries decrease atherosclerotic markers in subjects with metabolic syndrome. Nutrition research, 30(7), 462-469. doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2010.06.016.