Health Benefit Of Raspberries....A Powerful Cancer Fighting Juicy Sweet Little Berry
Health Benefit of Raspberries
Did you know? If we really want to be pedantic, then raspberries are not classed as a berry at all. Instead they're are an 'aggregate' fruit..as each raspberry is made up of lots of tiny fruits.
Ok, we have sorted that one out, now down to the healthy stuff..!
A real summer favorite with a juicy sweet succulent taste...and how good and tasty in jams are they? But there is more.
Raspberries are densely packed with powerful phytochemicals that improve health and provide needed energy.
Raspberries are an excellent source of.....
- Vitamin C
- Vitamins B
Raspberries also contain bioflavonoids called anthrocyanins and ellagic acid...which are powerful antioxidants.
Did you know that raspberries are thought to have 10 times (yes 10 times) more
They are also found to contain some specific antioxidants that are found almost nowhere else. I'll explain.....
Approximately 50% of the antioxidant effect of raspberries is caused by ellagitannins (cancer fighters). Where else can you find ellagitannins? Well,
and walnuts have them in small doses....and that's it, practically nowhere else can they be found.
Researchers are saying that the raspberry, like several other fruits and vegetables such as tomato, strawberry, kiwi and broccoli, represents a valuable contrasting source of potentially healthy compounds and can represent an important component of a balanced diet.
Raspberries do start to perish very quickly, so it is advisable to eat them as soon as they are picked, or they can be stored in the fridge for a few days. If you freeze them then some, if not all, of the
is lost...but the antioxidant capacity is not affected much.
Welcome to the raspberry family....
- Red Raspberry
- Black Raspberry (known as the black cap raspberry)
- Purple-Flowering Raspberry
- Purple Raspberry (a hybrid of the red or black raspberry)
- Golden Raspberry (quite rare produced in limited quantities)
- Wild Raspberry
- Arctic Brambleberry (a very scarce variety)
You know those little red seeds in raspberries? Well thanks to them, they provide high amounts of insoluble fibre as well as good amounts of of the soluble fibre, pectin...which helps to control cholesterol levels.
Raspberries..Fighting Lung Cancer in Women
Raspberries along with other berries are being used to fight lung cancer in women.
Results from laboratory studies on mice have already been positive and shown that berries stop the growth of cancer.
Now it's the turn of us humans to be experimented on for similar benefits. Patients are given a dose daily of 40g of berries such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and of course raspberries.
The cancer-preventing effects are believed to be down to a compound called
which regulates oestrogen levels.Note-Oestrogen is linked to tumor growth.
There is a seperate trial in Canada that is determining whether raspberries can lower bad cholesterol.
So, a very important berry indeed. To enjoy the health benefit of raspberries put it on your shopping list now and introduce it into your diet...quickly!
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