STRAWBERRY PROTECTS AGAINST ALCOHOL

Italian, Serbian and Spanish researchers have discovered that strawberries can protect the stomach lining from alcohol boosting hopes of improved treatment of stomach ulcers.

The scientists gave ethanol to laboratory rats and found that the stomach mucous membrane of those which had eaten strawberry extract for the previous ten days suffered less damage.

Researcher Sara Tulipani, of the University of Barcelona, said: ‘The positive effects of strawberries are not only linked to their antioxidant capacity, but also to the fact that they activate the antioxidant defences and enzymes of the body.’

Source: News Fox

28.10.2011