29 August, 2013
Mad Over RaspberriesComments : 2 Posted in : Beauty, Food, Health on by : Reema Tags: anti-oxidants, beauty, fruit, health, raspberries
I have gone crazy over raspberries this week. Bright red, plump and the perfect balance of sweet and tart – raspberries are clearly at the peak of the season and I just can’t get enough. Finally, a healthy addiction! 😉
Raspberries are a lot more than a tasty fruit. Below are some very good reasons to grab yourself a juicy bowl of raspberries….NOW!
Raspberries are extremely rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals and all the other good stuff. Raspberry anti-oxidants help to inhibit the growth of infections and protect the body from all sorts of damage. Research has also shown that a specific anti-oxidant found in raspberries can also help to fight cancer and other diseases.
Raspberries are the perfect skin-food. The generous anti-oxidants that boost immunity also slow down the aging process and make the skin glow. No wonder it features in many anti-aging products such as the Cowshed Raspberry Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Oil and Dr. Hauschka’s Regenerating Day Cream featured below.
Raspberries are low in fat and high in fibre. In fact, raspberries have the highest fibre content out of all fruits. Fibre keeps us full and promotes a healthy digestive system which is crucial for weight loss. Enough said – I don’t think anyone needs more convincing.
Raspberries are delicious alone but if you would like a relatively healthy treat, add a little dark chocolate chip in the raspberry hollow…..tastes fabulous!
I am being good this week and eating my raspberries on their own whilst dreaming about my mother-in-law’s mixed berry tart with custard…..sinful!!! 😉