Raspberries are a nutrition powerhouse
Anti-inflammatory Effects of Red Raspberry Extract
A study titled "Anti-inflammatory Effects of Polyphenolic-Enriched Red Raspberry Extract in an Antigen-Induced Arthritis Rat Model" recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, provides insights into the antiinflammatory effects of the red raspberry fruit and adds to the growing body of biological data on polyphenolic-enriched berry extracts. Read the article.
High In Antioxidants
Raspberries rank in the top 10 antioxidant-high fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are believed to help prevent and repair oxidative stress, a process that damages cells within the body and has been linked to the development of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease.
Raspberries provide important anti-inflammatories, including anthocyanins (the pigments in red, purple and blue fruits), which may help reduce cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and improve eyesight and memory.
Raspberries are a leading source of ellagic acid, which may slow the growth of some cancer cells. Recent research has shown that the ellagic acid in raspberries is highly bio-available (absorbed by the body).
Raspberries’ many health benefits come from the whole fruit, including the seeds, making them a better source of nutrients than pills or supplements. Plus it’s much more pleasurable to enjoy raspberries’ great taste, than to go to a pill or supplement.
Washington’s red raspberry growers continue to fund research by leading nutrition scientists to determine more of the several health benefits of raspberries.
The following are abstracts from the Washington State University scientific literature review on nutrition research about raspberries (February 16, 2007): Cancer, Hypertension Cardio Atherioscle, Central Nervous System, Inflammation, Gastrointestinal, Obesity, Antimicrobial, Processing-Analysis, Review Articles, and other abstracts.
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