Top 7 Amazing Health Benefits of Raspberry

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What are Raspberries?

Raspberries are delicious fruits with numerous nutritive benefits. The scientific name for the raspberry plant is Rubus rosaceae L. Raspberries have a sweet and subtle sharp taste.

The texture of raspberry is soft and available in various colors including red, black, yellow, orange and white. Loganberries and boysenberries are two hybrid forms of raspberries. Generally, raspberries are cultivated from June to October in California.
The fruit is a good source of Vitamin C, manganese, iron, copper, folic acid. Raspberries contain the highest concentration of antioxidants such as ellagic acid, anthocyanins, gallic acid, quercetin, cyanidins, catechins, pelargonidins, kaempferol and salicylic acid.

Health Benefits of Raspberry

Raspberry has amazing health benefits due to the presence of phytochemicals. The fruit is anti-inflammatory and fights diseases and conditions which cause inflammation such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aging. Raspberry also helps promote weight loss, enhance skin health, boost the immune system and much more. Some wonderful benefits of raspberries are listed below:

Promotes Weight Loss

The raspberry fruit is good for weight loss. The dietary fiber in raspberries slows down the digestion process which keeps you feel full for longer duration. The presence of manganese increases the metabolic rate and helps to burn fat.

Raspberry ketone is a chemical substance made from raspberry which promotes weight loss. Research in animals shows that the intake of raspberry ketone, increases metabolism and improves weight loss. The chemical increases adiponectin, the hormone that burns fat and reduces appetite. But there is no evidence that raspberry ketone woks in healthy people.

Raspberry Promotes Weight Loss

Boosts Immunity

Raspberries contain phytochemicals, which boost the immune system and protects the body from infections. Raspberries contain a high amount of vitamin C which strengthens the immune system and protects from illness and infections. Antioxidants including phenols and anthocyanin play a role to keep ourselves healthy and fit.

Enhances Skin Health

Raspberries help protect skin from the UV rays. Vitamin C in raspberries is beneficial in reducing age spots and discoloration. They are an excellent remedy for wrinkles. They are effective in filling the minor wrinkles and bring back the youthfulness of your skin.

Raspberries Work Like Magic On Wrinkles

Prevents Macular Degeneration (Loss of Cision)

Macular degeneration is the damage of retina, which may result in vision loss. It mainly occurs in aged persons. Anthocyanins present in raspberries are good for eye health. It helps enhance night vision, boost the circulation within the capillaries present in the retina, decrease the risk of retinopathy in diabetic population and guard the eyes against macular degeneration.

Good for Heart Health

Research shows that presence of antioxidants including anthocyanins and ellagitannins in raspberries can reduce LDL oxidation. Studies also report that anthocyanins are capable of decreasing the coagulation of blood platelets, inhibiting the formation of blood clots, assisting the production of higher levels of good cholesterol and lowering oxidation of bad cholesterol.

Raspberries contain salicylic acid which has protective effects similar to aspirin in preventing heart disease in those at high risk or who have heart disease.

Raspberries Keep Heart Diseases At bay

Helps in Blood Sugar Control

Fiber rich foods are generally suggested for individuals with diabetes. Raspberries help in keeping blood sugar levels under control. Ellagic acid as well as several other constituents in raspberries enhance insulin action, decrease insulin resistance.

Recent research shows that ellagic acid is effective in preventing damage to the eyes, kidneys, heart and the small capillaries of the feet and hands that occur with high glucose levels. Ellagic acid inhibits the enzyme aldose reductase that produces an end product which damages these organs.

Fights Cancer

Raspberries help to prevent cancer. Ellagic acid in raspberries can potentially reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as slow down the progression of already formed tumors.

.It neutralizes the free radicals thereby prevents cell damage. It is found that ellagitannins in raspberries can inhibit the growth of breast, colon, pancreas, esophagus, skin and prostate tumor cell lines.

Raspberries Help To Prevent Cancer

Recipe Using Raspberry

Raspberry Smoothie

  • Raspberry 10 nos
  • Yogurt cup
  • Honey 2 tablespoon
  • Milk cup
  • Ice cubes optional
  • Wash the raspberries and place them in a blender.
  • Now add yogurt and milk. Blend until smooth.
  • Next add honey and blend well
  • Finally, pour the smoothie into glasses and serve with ice cubes.

Nutrition Facts for Raspberry

The nutritional values of "Raspberry" per 100 grams are:

Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 52
Protein 1.2 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 11.9 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 25 mg 2.5 %
Copper, Cu 0.09 mg 4.5 %
Iron, Fe 0.69  mg 3.83 %
Magnesium, Mg 22 mg 5.5 %
Manganese, Mn 0.67 mg 33.5 %
Phosphorus, P 29 mg 2.9 %
Potassium, K 151  mg 4.31 %
Selenium, Se 0.2 mcg 0.29 %
Sodium, Na 1 mg 0.04 %
Zinc, Zn 0.42 mg 2.8 %
Vitamin A 33  IU 0.66 %
Vitamin C 26.2 mg 43.67 %
Vitamin B6 0.06 mg 2.75 %
Vitamin E 0.87 mg 2.9 %
Vitamin K 7.8  mcg 9.75 %
Riboflavin 0.04  mg 2.24 %
Thiamin 0.03 mg 2.13 %
Folate, DFE 21  mcg 5.25 %
Niacin 0.6  mg 2.99 %
Sugars 4.42 g
Fiber 6.5  g 26 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 85.75 g
Carotene, alpha 16 mcg
Carotene, beta 12  mcg
Choline 12.3 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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