Strawberries are generally considered a beneficial food choice for most adults. While diets tend to have their own individual philosophies on specific foods, fruits, such as strawberries, are a welcome addition to most weight loss diets. Unfortunately, strawberries contain high amounts of calcium oxalate, making them a troublesome choice for individuals suffering from interstitial cystitis or kidney stones.
Go easy on the cream and sugar. But don't scrimp on the strawberries. Scientists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla say in a new study that strawberries contain a compound called fisetin, which could reduce kidney problems that develop in many people who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Researchers David Schubert and Pam Maher tested fisetin-enriched food on diabetic mice. They found that the mice remained diabetic, but their enlarged kidneys shrank to normal. Their high urine protein levels, which is a sign of kidney disease, fell to normal levels as well.