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An article recently posted by My Intake Pro (check them out here) has found that Raspberries are the most nutritious fruit you can eat! This was based on a few factors, including nutrient density, DRI thresholds, nutrient breadth, macronutrient balance & quality. If this isn’t already enough to convince you to add raspberries to your diet, we don’t know what is! Well, we’re going to try to provide more reasons to convince you anyway ;)

Raspberries have been proven to assist with weight loss, aging, prevent macular degeneration, prevent cancer and infections, strengthen the immune system, and just provide overall optimal health! Especially for females, particularly pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Being high in fibre, this helps the body feel full for longer, effectively meaning you’ll eat less! Also, the high concentration of manganese has an impact on your metabolic rate, helping you burn fat. Fibre also helps to prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive system. There have also been links to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels from increased fibre intake (Organic Facts, 2018). Raspberries have the highest concentration of antioxidants among all fruits, which successfully aids in reducing the effects of aging! As you could imagine, this level of anti-oxidants can provide an array of benefits. Brain power is also positively impacted due to the flavonoids found in raspberries. These antioxidants also help to work against free radicals, decreasing inflammation in the body and fighting off cancers like esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate, and colon. Vitamin C has been proven to keep your eyes healthy, providing protection against UV damage (Ware, 2018)

We could go on forever about the benefits raspberries provide! Let's take a look at the nutritional profile:
Calories 64.0 (268 kJ) 3%
From Carbohydrate 52.3 (219 kJ)
From Fat 6.7 (28.1 kJ)
From Protein 5.0 (20.9 kJ)
Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving % DV
Vitamin A 40.6IU 1%
Vitamin C 32.2mg 54%
Vitamin D~ ~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 1.1mg 5%
Vitamin K 9.6mcg 12%
Thiamin 0.0mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.0mg 3%
Niacin 0.7mg 4%
Vitamin B 60.1mg 3%
Folate25.8 mcg 6%
Vitamin B 120.0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.4mg 4%
Choline 15.1mg
Betaine 1.0mg
Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving % DV
Calcium 30.7mg 3%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Magnesium 27.1mg 7%
Phosphorus 35.7mg 4%
Potassium 186mg 5%
Sodium 1.2mg 0%
Zinc 0.5mg 3%
Copper 0.1mg 6%
Manganese 0.8mg 41%
Selenium 0.2mcg 0%
Fluoride~

Works Cited
Organic Facts. (2018, Feb 11). 7 Impressive Benefits Of Raspberries. Retrieved from Organic Facts: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-raspberry.html
Ware, M. (2018, Jan 05). Health benefits of raspberries. Retrieved from Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283018.php



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