Protect Your Family With This Powerful, Antioxidant-Filled Berry
By Drew Canole
Potassium, vitamin C, A, fiber, iron, magnesium, zinc
Did you know there are over 200 different kinds of raspberries? Evidence of raspberries has been found as far back as the paleolithic age. In Greek Mythology, raspberries were used for fertility. The most common varieties (black and red) are grown all over the United States.
Raspberries promote healthy weight loss, improve eyesight, increase blood formation and are anti-aging. Their high vitamin C content aids the immune system in fighting off colds, flu and seasonal infections. Like blueberries, raspberries are also good at balancing blood sugar in those with type 2 diabetes.
The berry isn’t the only part of the plant with medicinal properties. The leaves have been commonly used in tea for relief from menstrual symptoms and digestive upset.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties:
The antioxidants in raspberries help to protect DNA from free radical damage and thus help one to avoid cancer, macular degeneration, etc. Their phytonutrients and tannins make them an effective at reducing inflammation in the stomach, intestine and cardiovascular system.
10 Ways To Enjoy Raspberries
# 1 Raspberries are best when eaten raw and fresh. Learn how to grow your own here.
#2 Add fresh or frozen raspberries to smoothies. Try my very own Hormone Balancing Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe.
#3 Add to your fresh juice recipes. Or make a simple seed-free raspberry juice like this.
#4 Mix with raw granola, yogurt, coconut shavings and chia seeds for an energy boosting parfait.
#5 Add fresh raspberries to homemade salads.
#6 Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding
#7 Use dried raspberries and dried raspberry leaves to make tea.
#8 Add to your homemade ice cream recipes. Try this quick vegan raspberry recipe
#9 Gluten-free Raspberry Muffins? Yes please!
#10 Add to a breakfast bowl recipe like the one below.
Quinoa Raspberry Chia Breakfast Bowl
- 1 tablespoon organic chia seeds
- 1 cup cooked quinoa (be sure to rinse well if not pre-rinsed already)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut milk (carrageenan free)
- A pinch of himalayan pink salt
- ¼ cup fresh raspberries
- Optional: pure maple syrup, raw organic honey or stevia for added sweetness
- In a jar or bowl, add chia seeds and quinoa.
- In separate container mix almond milk, salt, and sweetener of choice.
- Add wet mix to the dry mix.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight, or for 8 hours. (This is an easy and delicious way to take your breakfast on the go!)
- Remove from fridge, mix well and stir in berries. Enjoy!
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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