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Healthy Food – Raspberries

Raspberries are one of the most delicate fruits, with a tart flavor and velvety texture. Raspberries are rich in filling, heart healthy fiber. Fiber is the indigestible part of carbohydrate that can help to keep you full, pull cholesterol away from your heart, regulate bowels, protect against certain cancers and reduce how quickly blood sugar rises. Studies have shown that people who consume adequate amounts of fiber are at reduced risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. In addition, people who eat a fiber full diet are at healthier weights. Raspberries’ ruby-red color comes from health protective anthocyanins. Research suggests that anthocyanins may fend off certain chronic disease, including cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Lastly, one cup of raspberries provides 50 percent of the daily needs for vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important vitamin that can help to boost the immune system, repair tissues, aid in wound healing and can have anti-aging effects.

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