Eat Me: Reduces wrinkles, low in calories… six reasons to love raspberries
BY IJEOMA ONYEMAECHI
Apart from being rich in vitamins and fibre, raspberry is a delicious fruit with various health benefits.
It contains a high concentration of ellagic acid which prevents cancer and stops the growth of cancer cells.
Furthermore, it helps to lose weight and also has anti-ageing properties.
Raspberry is easy to include in your diet. You can either include it in some recipes, eat it raw, or add to drinks.
Here are six reasons raspberry is good for your health.
If you are looking for a delicious and effective way to lose weight, raspberry can be the best natural option. Raspberry contains fibre which aids in slowing down the digestive process, keeps your metabolic rate high, and thereby burns fat.
Raspberries work like magic on wrinkles. The vitamin C content effectively reduces the age spots and discolouration. By filling in minor wrinkles, they can help you restore your youthful appearance.
They can be made into great facial masks for glowing skin; just mix 1 cup of plain yogurt and 2 cups of fresh raspberries, then blend the mixture until it becomes completely smooth.
Apply the mixture to your entire face and keep it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with water.
Boosts immune system
Raspberries are rich in effective antioxidants as well phytonutrients. These elements proficiently reinforce your immune system and help your body fight diseases.
Cancer prevention is one of the many health benefits of raspberries. Raspberries are well known for the ability to fight cancer. They are high in vitamin C and carotene, which help to fight the damage caused to cells by free radicals.
Full of nutrients
Raspberries are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Apart from the fibre, they contain vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, calcium, potassium, iron and they are also a good source of vitamins E, A, B-complex, C and K.
Raspberries have only 65 calories per cupful. Snacking on low calories fruit leads to a slimmer waistline, which has a compound effect in improving your health.