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Strawberries can protect stomach from alcohol damage

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October 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Having a drink? You might want to grab a bowl of strawberries first.

A new study shows a diet rich in the juicy fruit can stop alcohol from damaging the stomach lining.

A team of European researchers found strawberries could slow the formation of stomach ulcers.

Strawberries have long been known to have high antioxidant effects.

Gastritis, or inflammation of the stomach's mucous membrane, is related to alcohol consumption.