Raspberries – so many reasons to eat them.
Raspberries have been cultivated for almost as long as records exist. High in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, raspberries could help in protecting against oxidative stress and lowering the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Anti-cancer benefits with regard to breast, cervical, and prostate have also been attributed to them, while a diet regularly including raspberries has been reported to reduce oesophageal tumours.
Fat loss powers?
The high fibre content in raspberries can help aid with lowering blood sugar levels, while trials have explored their potential for satiety and their anti-inflammatory properties, but they have also been the focus of research into their potential impact on fat loss.
It appears the phytonutrients – in particular rheosmin (ketone) – found in raspberries might increase fat metabolism. Specifically, rheosmin can decrease activity of fat-digesting enzymes, which may result in reduced digestion and less absorption of fat. More research is required, but whatever the case, I suggest you eat them because they are delicious!
A great alternative to sugary snacks, try replacing half your morning cereal with raspberries, or better yet, add them to your home-made bowl of muesli or porridge.
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