Friday, July 11, 2014

7 Benefits of Raspberries--Eat Up!

I like raspberries so I was happy to see they have many benefits such as:

  1. They are low in sugar and high in Vitamin C.
  2. They contain Maganese which protects against bone demineralization.
  3. They contain Omega-3 fatty acids which fight inflammation, increase calcium absorption and help to maintain bone density.
  4. They contain anthocyanins (flavonoids) that help improve brain function.
  5.  Because they contain ellagic acid:
  6. They promote neurological health.
  7. They help to prevent cancer--it can actually kill cancer cells!
  8. They prevent wrinkles and inflammation associated with too much sun exposure.
When I was a kid, the neighbors behind our garage had a raspberry bush and they would come through the fence.  I remember eating those and liking them.  We will definitely be including raspberries on my shopping list.  How about you?
Source:  "Build Your Bones With This Berry Delicious Summer Treat" by Vivian Goldschmidt, M.A.

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3 comments:

BeadedTail said...

I love all the fresh berries available in the summer!

Rosemary Nickerson said...

Berry juice is dripping off my chin!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love raspberries. Thank you for sharing all those facts!

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