They’re so beautiful and not only taste good, but are good for you …..
raspberries are a treasure of nutrition.
Fresh rasberries are delicious in shakes, or you can add them to your salads … or put on top of your favorite desserts…..on “OFF DAYS”….lol remember, 25 grams of sugar for the day and just 15 grams of sugar coming from fruit.
With all that being said, today’s Lean Tip of the week is all about Raspberries, as you are about to discover, truly is a super food.
Here are some awesome benefits of why Raspberries are so good for you and how they can help you as part of your weight loss plan.
DID YOU KNOW:
§ Raspberries contain a number of ANTIOXIDANTS, most notably anthocyanin pigments (which have been linked to protection against several diseases in humans), as well as a host of minerals such as manganese, folic acid, magnesium and iron.
§ Their content of FIBRE is very interesting, that is to say a little more than 4 g per 125 ml (½ cup). For centuries, raspberries have been packing a digestive punch!
§ They are a SOURCE OF IRON: 125 ml (½ cup) raspberries provide as much iron as the same amount of raw spinach, but four times more vitamin C, essential for the absorption of iron.
§ This one is for you ladies*: For centuries, raspberry leaves have been used to ease the pain of menstrual cramps.
Raspberries contain these SUPER STAR nutrients:
Vitamin B9 (Folate)
HOW THEY HELP YOU LOSE FAT:
The high dietary-fiber content of raspberry makes them an excellent choice for fat loss or maintenance. Because they aid in digestion, raspberries can help keep your waistline slim, without leaving you starving! The quercetin content also acts as an anti-inflammatory, so it can help with joint mobility and even pain in injuries allowing you to maintain an active lifestyle