Raspberries a Superfood
-Raspberries pack a lot of nutrition into a small space.
-They provide potassium, essential to heart function, and proven to lower blood pressure.
-The omega-3 fatty acids in raspberries can help prevent stroke and heart disease
– A source of B vitamins, rich in Vitamin A.
– A source of vitamin E and vitamin K, both are great for bone health.
-They contain a mineral called manganese, which is necessary for healthy bones and skin and helps regulate blood sugar.
– Raspberries are a great source for diabetic management
-Raspberries contain much less sugar than most fruits with only 5 grams in an entire cup, making them less likely to raise your blood sugar levels.
-One cup of fresh red raspberries contains:
– Protein: 1.5 grams
– Fat: 1 gram
– Carbohydrates: 15 grams
-Fiber: 8 grams
– Potassium 186 grams
-Sugar: 5 grams
– Raspberries are also a really rich source of naturally occurring flavonoid and phenolic compounds. They are high in antioxidants that can protect cells from damage by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that injure your cells as they try to stabilize. The damage they cause may play a role in the aging process, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and many other conditions.
-Antioxidants stabilize free radicals, making them harmless. Fresh raspberries are among the top sources of antioxidants for your diet. Black raspberries offer the most antioxidants, followed by red and then golden raspberries. The deeper the color, the more antioxidants the berry contains.
Raspberries contain Vitamin C, which is vital to collagen production. Vitamin C may also help prevent and repair skin damage from the sun. As a good source of vitamin C, they also help the immune system. One cup of raspberries provides over 50% of the minimum daily target for Vitamin C.
By Jenna Anderson