I am moving this week to a new house and for the first time in a long time, I will have an easily accessible yard. One of the first things I did when we took possession of the house was to plant some raspberry bushes. I love raspberries not just for their amazing flavor but also for all the nutritional benefits they bring.
Raspberries are loaded with fiber. One cup has a whopping 8 grams of regularity producing fiber.
Raspberry phytonutrients have been shown to play an important role in lowering oxidative stress and reducing inflammation, which changes the development and reproduction of cancer cells.
One cup of raspberries provides 43% of your daily needs for Vitamin C, important for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body.
These tasty berries fall in the low GI range, making them a great choice for people trying to manage their sugar intake.
Red raspberry ketones are currently being used in Japan as a weight loss supplement. However, the research has been mixed on their effectiveness.
I love to eat raspberries straight off the plant, in smoothies, in my morning seed porridge or just about any way I can get them. How do you like your raspberries?
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