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I’m pretty excited right now! I would say that, by the end of this week, my raspberry bushes will be absolutely bursting with fresh tasting sweet and tart raspberries! Can I get a “woot woot”?!

Do people still woot? I never know anymore…

Raspberries are one of my very favourite fruits. I love that sweet first taste and then shockingly tart after taste! It’s like a party in my mouth! Quite honestly, you could give me raspberries over chocolate any day of the week!

I think you should love raspberries too! Raspberries contain loads of awesome goodness that can help your body heal and protect itself!

Nutrition

Raspberries are an amazing source of vitamins B12, B3 and C. They also contain high amounts of folate, magnesium and dietary fibre!

Antioxidants

Raspberries are high in antioxidants which help to prevent and repair oxidative stress (a process that damages body cells and has been linked to the development of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s).

Anti-Inflammatories

Raspberries contain anti-inflammatories that help to fight infection, promote healing and improves eyesight and memory!

Cosmeceuticals

Raspberries are becoming quite popular in the natural cosmetics industry. Their oil is rich in vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and has a natural SPF of between 25-50! Cool!

Uses

To get the best benefits of raspberries, you’ll want to ingest them as is or raw mixed in things like smoothies or juices. You can also add them to your cereal in the morning! My favourite is just a plain bowl of them (washed and hopefully organic) topped with some greek yogurt!

 

What are your favourite ways to eat raspberries? Join the conversation over on my Facebook or Twitter pages!

 

Photo credit: The Dekadent Diva

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