Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

The benefits of Strawberry:

The potential benefits of strawberries are as follows:

1. Increase the strength of the immune system
Strawberries contain a good percentage of vitamin C, and this vitamin is able to enhance and strengthen the health of the immune system, and it works to make the digestive system absorb iron better, and this limits the incidence of iron deficiency anemia.

2. Supporting the functioning of the digestive system
The phosphorus present in strawberries contributes to improving the digestion process, and it also provides the body with energy.

3. Contribute to reducing cancer
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals, and in this sense, strawberries may have a role in reducing the incidence of cancer.

4. Regulating blood sugar levels
One of the most important benefits of strawberries is that they may contribute to regulating sugar levels in the body, due to the fact that they contain dietary fibers that contribute to reducing the feeling of hunger, and thus eating less food, and this is what contributes to regulating blood sugar.

5. Promote cardiovascular health
One of the benefits of strawberries is promoting and improving the health of the heart and arteries in general. This potential benefit is due to strawberries containing all of the following:
Fiber that may help lower bad cholesterol levels in the body.
Potassium: Potassium promotes healthy blood vessels and prevents high blood pressure, which leads to a healthy heart.
Moderate levels of folic acid, which helps improve heart health.
Antioxidants, such as: anthocyanins, and anti-inflammatory, such as: flavonoids, all of which help reduce the chances of heart disease.

6. Contribute to weight loss
Strawberries are good for weight loss diets, due to the following two reasons:
Strawberries contain dietary fiber that reduces the feeling of hunger, and this was mentioned earlier.
Strawberries have few calories, as every 100 grams of fresh strawberries contains only 32 calories.

7. Supplying the body with many nutrients
Strawberries are a good source of vitamin K, manganese, folic acid, potassium, B vitamins, copper, magnesium, and omega-3, all of which are important for a healthy body.

Ways to eat strawberries:

In order to obtain the benefits of strawberries, it is necessary to know the methods of eating them, and in the following are the most prominent of these methods:

Eat fresh strawberries directly.
Prepare strawberry juice, which can be combined with many fruits, such as bananas, and in this way more health benefits for the body can be guaranteed.
Placing strawberry slices with salads, especially strawberries, which have a sour taste.
Making strawberry jam, but it should be noted that this method will cause the body to obtain huge amounts of sugar, which is indispensable.

Strawberry damage:
Despite the benefits of strawberries, they may cause some potential harm to some, and the most prominent of these damages are the following:

1. Allergies
For sensitive people, strawberries can cause severe allergic reactions.

Symptoms of an allergy attack include: swelling, redness of the mouth, lips and tongue, eczema, skin rash, headache, runny nose and itchy eyes.

If there is a suspicion of an allergy, it is recommended to avoid eating this fruit.

2. Slow down blood clotting
Eating large amounts of strawberries may slow blood clotting in wounds, due to strawberry’s ability to thin the blood.

3. Digestive disorders
Strawberries can cause intestinal colic for some, and they may also be the main cause of diarrhea, and this happens if you eat very large quantities of them.
Ingredients :
3 Tbls unsalted butter, melted
24 golden Oreos, divided
1¼ Cup strawberries, medium dice
1 Tbls sugar
1 Tbls water
2 tsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
½ tsp cornstarch
8 oz cream cheese, softened
⅓ Cup sour cream
⅓ Cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place half the golden Oreos in a food processor. Pulse until it forms crumbs, add in the melted butter and pulse again until crumbs are covered in butter.
Press crumbs into an 8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper (or foil if you’re out of parchment paper!). Bake in the oven for 5 minutes, take out, and let cool on the counter.
Place strawberries in the pot with 1 Tbls sugar and 1 Tbls water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes until soft. You should stir this every few minutes.
Combine lemon juice with cornstarch and stir into the mixture and simmer an additional minute until thickened. Place strawberry mixture in food processor and pulse until smooth. Place in a bowl and set aside.
Place cream cheese, sour cream, remaining sugar, vanilla, and egg in a food processor.
Pulse until smooth and combined. Place on top of Oreo crust.
Pour half of the strawberry sauce on top of the cheesecake. Use remaining sauce however you wish, I like adding it to lemonade, yum! Bake at 325 degrees for 36 minutes or until cheesecake is just slightly jiggly.
Take out of the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Crush remaining Oreos and sprinkle on top, gently pushing into the bars.
Place in a fridge covered and let sit for at least 3 hours until cutting into squares.
Take out of the pan and cut into squares. Serve and enjoy!!