Strawberries can protect your stomach from harmful effects of alcohol

Worried about an upset stomach after a night on the town? Try drinking strawberry daiquiris.

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.’
Scientists say a diet rich in strawberries can help to prevent gastric illnesses and slow down the formation of stomach ulcers.