It’s not often found a food product that looks good, smells good, tastes good and it’s also good for health… at least nutella it’s not, neither salty chips 😞
That’s why I’m in love with berries…any kind. Strawberries 🍓 blueberries, raspberries, blackberries… they smell delicious, they are super tasty and also full of vitamins and qualities. I’m not into fruits much…I don’t like bananas 🍌 except the green ones, not a fan of oranges 🍊 either, hate apples 🍎 only like the green very sour ones (hard to even bite) 🍏 but I do love lemons 🍋, watermelons 🍉 and exotic weird fruits as long as they are either very sweet or very sour, theres no in between
The raspberries though…are something special for me
Back home I was eating them every summer…moving out here I changed a lot of my eating habbits due to the fact that I couldn’t find the same products or the same taste and neither my lifestyle was not the same anymore but the raspberries remained on my list
Lately I made a small research about the benefits they got and thought of sharing them with you
The five biggest benefits of raspberries
- Losing weight – They are low in calories and fat – 100g = 52 calories but 6.5g of fiber. 6,5g fiber is 16% of the daily recommended intake which is pretty good for only 100g of raspberries
- Contains Xylitol which can be helpful for people with diabetes to regulate wide fluctuations of blood sugar levels due to its quality of absorbing into the blood slower than the simple sugar
3. Reduces wrinkles 👵🏽 – raspberries can be used as a natural face mask (unless you’re me – I eat half while applying it on my face) 1 cup of yoghurt and 2 cups of raspberries- -> blend until it becomes smooth and apply it on your face for 15mins then wash it off with tepid water and voilá – got yourself a baby face 👶🏽👶🏼👶🏾
The ellagic acid is a natural nutrient which it’s not a cancer treatment by itself but very important when added in the “cancer diet” helping with keeping the cancer cells from spreading.
5. Feminine health – raspberry leaves 🍃 can be used as herbal teas ☕️ 🌿 helpful in regulating menstrual cycles and decreasing the heavy menstrual flows. For future mommies🤰 the raspberry tea relieves nausea, reduces the pain and helps in childbirth. For lactating mommies this tea or simply eating the fruit will help to increase the production of breast milk 🍼 👶🏻
Love you peaches!