Unless you want to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes and many more health benefits!!!
We have heard for so long about the anti-inflammatory and pain reducing effects of cherries, blackberries and blueberries but maybe we haven’t discussed Raspberries as a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and healing food. It’s time we do.
Raspberries come in different colors. Red is certainly the most popular but the black raspberry is more potent when it comes to anti-cancer health benefits. Eating either will give you a bounty of nutrition and anti-inflammatory benefits. Raspberries have been shown to inhibit the production of COX-I and COX-II enzymes resulting in the reduction of pain associated with arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions.
Raspberries are high in antioxidants, high in fiber, high in vitamins and minerals, boost immune function, build stronger bones, are great for the skin and brain function. Additionally raspberries are low in sugar and help support good blood sugar levels so like most berries are great for diabetics. Raspberries also have special compounds that help your body burn fat better aiding in weight loss.
Black raspberries are smaller than blackberries and are hollow in the middle where blackberries get large and are not hollow in the center.
Today, new research suggests that eating red raspberries may prevent cancer by inhibiting the abnormal division of cells and promoting the normal death of healthy cells. Tests conducted at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina have revealed that the human body readily absorbs the ellagic acid from red raspberries. This ellagic acid has been clinically shown to cause apoptosis (cell death) in certain cancer cells. http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu/…/red_raspberry_fact…
The message here is that raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, cranberries and strawberries should all be a part of your diet.
Just don’t forget the raspberries!!
Live healthy, be healthy!
Published by Wallace Bishop I.N.H.C, C.N.C.
In 2006, Wally was a morbidly obese man who weighed over 450 pounds and had many health problems. By improving his nutrition and adopting holistic healthy living principles, Wally was able to lose more than 220 pounds. By adopting these natural holistic principles he reversed many health problems including diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, lymphedema, arthritis and sleep apnea.
Today, Wally is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Certified Nutritional and Wellness Consultant and is the owner of Wellness With Wally, a Nutrition and Health Coaching Service.
Wally is actively involved in local and national health promotion efforts. In addition, he works with community organizations and corporations as a speaker and educator.
• Author of over 300 articles on diet, nutrition, weight loss, sports nutrition and healthy living principles.
• Regular contributor to local and national magazines and health related blog sites.
• Author of “Maximize Your Life, Renew Your Mind, Body, and Spirit.”
• Creator of the 12-week health and wellness course, “Unlock Your Health Potential,” which has been taught at local companies over the past 4 years.
• Wally has given over 250 presentations regarding health, fitness, wellness and nutrition.
• Wally has been a featured guest on NPR, CBS and Fox News stations. As well as being invited to provide expert health opinions on various radio programs.
• Wally has been instrumental in the development and implementation of Health and Wellness programs for companies including a Fortune 500 company.
Additionally, Wally provides a variety of class formats (ranging from thirty minute to one-hour classes to full 12-week courses) for businesses that are looking for ways to encourage their employees to adopt healthier lifestyles. Improved employee health and wellness has a positive impact on employee attendance, work efficiency, quality of work, lower health care cost and overall associate happiness thus increasing a companies overall bottom line.
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