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GARDEN OF EDEN: SUMMER’S MOST UNFORBIDDEN FRUIT

July 4, 2015

 

Melts in your mouth not in your hand…hmm sounds like M&M’s but it’s sweet, and unlike M&M’s it’s sour, juicy, and still melts in your mouth without added calories and sugar! Raspberries are the key to the garden of health this summer. Perhaps, summer’s most unforbidden fruit and for so many reasons!  Read on to find out why you need to make this unforbidden fruit the biggest talk of your life, not to mention in your town too!

 

 

PROMOTES WEIGHTLOSS 

Raspberries are a great food because they are low in fat and  calories, and high in fiber content, which make them a great choice be included in your diet. Raspberries make you feel fuller due to it’s high fiber. High-fiber foods take longer to digest which then take longer to release in the blood stream.

 

 

PREVENTS AND REDUCES CANCER

The high levels of antioxidants in raspberries make it an amazing food choice in fighting cancer. The antioxidants help protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Raspberries also contain ellagic acid that is said to be an anti-carcinogenic compound. Current research has indicated that raspberries may have cancer protection properties concluding that raspberries have the potential to obstruct cancer cell proliferation and tumor development in different parts of the body, including the colon.

 

 

 

PROMOTES A HEALTHY HEART

 The potassium content in the berries aid in a healthy heart beat and blood pressure. Raspberries also contain a significant amount of other minerals like, manganese, copper and iron. Copper is essential for production of red blood cells and iron and folate which reduce anemia risk.

 

 

INCREASES FERTILITY

Based of recent research, eating raspberries can help enhance fertility in both men and women. The high levels of Vitamin C and magnesium are very much essential for male and female fertility. The antioxidants help protect sperm, promote conception and reduce the risk of miscarriage.

 

DECREASES SYMPTOMS OF AGING

The antioxidants in raspberries slow the aging process by neutralizing free radicals in the body. Anthocyanins, the flavonoids that give red raspberries their color provide that radiant glow to your skin. They stimulate collagen production enhancing one’s complexion. Anthocyanins also help fight against fungi and bacteria.

 

BEAT THE BLUES

Raspberries Help fight depression and other mood disorders. The fruit is a rich source of Vitamin B and Folic acid. A handful of raspberries can instantly change your mood

 

PREVENTS MACULAR DEGENERATION

Health experts say three servings of raspberries per day can be a natural remedy for macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is an age-related medical condition that affects your vision.

 

PROMOTES LONGEVITY

Raspberries are the ideal fruit in that they have high amounts of vitamin C, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium and copper.  Raspberries are full of phytonutrients and in traditional nutrients, primarily in antioxidants and B vitamin categories.

 

BUILDS A STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM

Raspberries are super rich in antioxidants as well phytonutrients. These elements reinforce a healthy immune system and help your body to fight off disease.

 

 

*NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

Red Raspberries are very high in dietary fiber. Up to 20 percent of their total weight is made up of fiber. They're also a good source of vitamin C, B vitamins, folic acid, manganese, copper, magnesium and iron. One cup of red raspberries provides half the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 60 percent of the RDA for manganese and 33 percent of the RDA for fiber. Eating a cup of red raspberries will provide you with all this nutritional value and you will only be consuming 60 calories.

 

ZEN ON A PLATE'S RECOMMENDED RECIPE FOR RASPBERRIES  

(GLUTEN FREE, VEGAN)

Ingredients

Medium banana- slice it up

Frozen kale bag- use cup in half or had the bag

Frozen raspberries-any brand use a one cup or a serving

Unsweetened almond or coconut milk- half a cup

Plant protein mix -hemp pro 70 any should be fine

 

Directions (See picture as reference): Pour the frozen ingredients in first and then the milk and blend. Add desired amount water to make it blend and break down the frozen food faster. Once all blended add the protein powder in last and then blend again it yields two servings. Which a serving is estimated around a cup in half to drink.

nutrition information for the above ingredients and you can divide total in half to split with someone if you opt to have more as a light snack

Total calories: 369, 10.9 grams of fiber, protein 27 grams, 23 grams of natural sugar, and 6.3 grams of fat 

 

DISCLAIMER: The nutritional and well-being information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional nutritional or  medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or health condition.

 

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