Raspberries contain powerful antioxidants and help to improve overall health. They are rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, K, E, Potassium, Copper Calcium, Iron and Manganese. They contain 86% water, 12% Carbohydrates 1% fat and 1% protein.
Raspberries contain medicinal properties and are associated with various health conditions such as improve brainpower, lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, help managing diabetes and decrease inflammation in the body. Raspberries are low in calories and also contain no fats therefore promote weight loss if you consume them on a regular basis.
Health benefits of Raspberries
You can eat them raw, add them to yogurts, Ice cream or blend them in smoothies. Here are the health benefits of Raspberries:
- Help reducing blood pressure and are very beneficial for the heart patients.
- Contain antioxidant properties that help to remove toxins from the body.
- High fibre contents keep you full for long time therefore helps managing your body weight.
- Help improving intestinal health and keep bowl movement smooth.
- High antioxidant properties reduce inflammation in the body if you consume them on a regular basis.
- Contain fibre that helps to improve digestive system as well as prevent constipation.
- Protects liver from oxidative damage and remove toxins from the body.
- Regular consumption of raspberries improve overall digestive system.
- Raspberries contain Iron that helps to overcome blood deficiency in the human body.
- Contain calcium that helps to improve and maintain bone health.
- Vitamin C in raspberries that helps body to fight against viral and bacterial diseases.
- Improve immunity and prevents from body aches.
- Contain potassium that helps to prevent strokes and other heart related diseases.
- Help reducing bad cholesterol as well prevents from plaque formation.
- Prevent hair fall, dandruff and improve overall hair health.
Usually consumption of Raspberries have no side effects but as a precautionary measures seek a professional medical advice before you start consuming them.
Just because some foods have medicinal properties doesn’t mean that we should start consuming them in large quantities. In order to get medical benefits from it, make it a small part of your daily diet.
Raspberries are available fresh or frozen in the supermarkets all year round. When you buy fresh raspberries make sure they are grown organically, free from moisture, spots and also are within the use by date. You can store them in the refrigerator to keep fresh for longer time.Wash the fresh fruits thoroughly before you consume them. Raspberries are perishable therefore eat them within 2 to 3 days to enjoy freshness.