Delicious Raspberries « Health Now, Wealth Forever

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By Marilyn, on July 18th, 2012

Raspberries have more antioxidants than strawberries, kiwis, and tomatoes.

Being out in the northwest on vacation, it is always with great joy when we are here during raspberry, strawberry, and cherry season.  The season is late this year as western Washington has been cooler than the rest of the U.S.  I have always loved raspberries and now I find I am very glad that I do.  Raspberries have phytonutrients for antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticarcinogenic protection

“Raspberries possess almost 50% higher antioxidant activity than strawberries, three times that of kiwis, and ten times the antioxidant activity of tomatoes, shows research conducted in the Netherlands and published in the journal BioFactors.”

“Research published in Cancer Letters provides one reason why diets high in fruit help prevent cancer: raspberries, blackberries and muscadine grapes inhibit metalloproteinase enzymes.”

“Surprisingly, intakes of vegetables, antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids were not strongly related to incidence of either form of ARMD (macular degeneration), fruit intake was definitely protective against the severe form of this vision-destroying disease.”

“Raspberries are an excellent source of fiber, manganese and vitamin C. They are a very good source of vitamin K and a good source of magnesium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, vitamin E and potassium. In addition, they contain significant amounts of the anti-cancer phytochemical ellagic acid.”

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