Health and beauty benefits of raspberries

Health benefits of raspberries

The vibrant red colored raspberries (Rubus idaeus) with their sweet juicy taste and soft texture are a powerhouse of innumerable health benefits. This mouth melting lovely looking fruit with unique composition of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are essential for optimum health is a summer’s tasty pleasure and a good addition to your diet. Red raspberries are low in calories and high in dietary fibers and strong antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin and gallic.

Sweet red raspberries with their anti-inflammatory properties and other health benefits beside tantalizing your taste buds are going to help you with: diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, weight management, many types of cancer prevention, immunity improvement, memory improvement, heart attack prevention, digestion, eyes health, menstrual flow, inflammation of joints and fertility improvement.

3 Interesting raspberry facts

1There are over 200 different species of raspberries, which are often described as red fruits but depending on the variety they also can be purple, black and golden in colour. Golden raspberries are the sweetest.

2Unlike many other fruits, raspberries will not continue to ripen any further after they have been picked from the plant.

3Raspberry is actually a cluster of approximately 100 individual tiny fruits, called drupelets, with individual seeds growing around centrally positioned small stem. The raspberries have a hollow core in the middle when they are harvested from the plant.

Raspberries and pregnancy

If you are wondering can you eat raspberries during pregnancy, the answer is YES. In fact, raspberries are quite healthy during pregnancy, just remember to wash them thoroughly before eating them to get rid of any harmful pesticides or parasites.

According to studies, red raspberries are natural uterotonics and uterine relaxants, which means they can make the labor easier and safer. Also, consuming the leaves of red raspberries help treat nausea and fatigue during pregnancy. Despite the numerous health benefits and prior to consumption of raspberries, the pregnant women must consult their doctor.

Raspberries and weight loss

Because of their sugar content, raspberries, like any other fruit have a bad reputation when it comes to weight loss. But what makes the raspberries an excellent choice, if you are trying to lose weight, is the fact that they are high in dietary fiber and can help you feel fuller on fewer calories. Because the raspberries have the trace mineral manganese, they can also speed up your metabolism which in turn helps burn body fat.

Raspberry ketone is a fruit extract and a natural substance that can burn fat more effectively, helping the body to lose weight. But the raspberry ketone supplement is actually NOT derived from raspberries because that would be insanely expensive. Raspberries also have a very low glycemic index and low impact on blood sugar.

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Raspberry lemon smoothie - boost immune system

Blend 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries, 1 peach, 1 tablespoon of honey and juice of half a lemon. Strain the liquid and discard the seeds. Serve ice cold or with ice cubes.

raspberry lemon smoothie remedy

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