A serving of 8 strawberries fulfills the recommended value of vitamin C for an entire day. Vitamin C not only plays a role in immune function, but it helps form vital parts of your body like blood vessels, cartilage, muscle, and collagen in bones. It also helps your body absorb iron from plant foods and is an antioxidant that fights free radicals believed to be linked to heart disease and cancer.
A serving of strawberries has 4% of your recommended daily value of potassium. Potassium helps balance electrolytes, aids muscle contractions, and helps keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.
As one of the powerful B vitamins, folate helps form red blood cells and helps all cells in the body to function properly. Folate is also important during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects. A serving of strawberries provides 8% of the recommended daily value of folate.