Start your day with healthy breakfast
Red raspberry Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a perennial plant of the roses family (Rosaceae). It is a shrub that originated in Southeast Europe. The fruit has red color and is known for its unique flavor and sour taste, resulting from aromatic substances in it.
Raspberry fruits are nutritious, and have protective and curative value. They contain many antioxidants (anthocyanins, vitamin C, folic acid, provitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, etc.). They are rich in minerals (potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium) and this is reason they are recommended in the diet for children and elderly. Also, they contain water, sugars, organic acids, fatty acids, nitrogen, color and aromatic substances, enzymes, and fiber. Raspberries are highly appreciated due to its pleasant fruits, aromatic, refreshing taste and smell. The energy value of 100 g. fresh raspberries is 52 kcal.
This makes red raspberry some of the best choices for healthy breakfast.
Health Benefits of Raspberry
Raspberries are rich in antioxidants. 25% of the antioxidative activity of the raspberries belongs to anthocyanins. They give the intense red color of the fruit, protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals, possess antimicrobial properties, prevent the growth and development of bacteria and fungi in the body. Ellagic acid contained in this fruit has multi beneficial effect. Acts in a way that makes complexes with toxic metals and it discarding them from the body, it slows the reproduction and in some cases completely stops the spreading of cancer cells.
Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant 100g raspberries contain 26.2 grams vitamin C, which help the body to fight with infections, inflammation and free radicals in the body.
Great amount of fiber (6.5 g per 100 g raspberries) makes raspberry perfect for improving the work of the intestine and prevent the development of colon cancer. Fibers are increasing the sensitivity of insulin and thus prevent the development of diabetes type 2. These fibers slow down the absorption of sugar and cholesterol in the blood, so it can be used as their regulators.
Raspberries are recommended as dietary food for patients with diabetes, also used in people with kidney disease, and those who suffer from rheumatism.
Raspberries are healthy for the heart and blood vessels, because they are binding bile salts in the colon and they are discharging them from the body.
Raspberries contain a large amount of minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, iron and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids for controlling the heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme and copper is required for the production of red blood cells.
They are rich with vitamin B group (B6, niacin, riboflavin and folic acid) and vitamin K. These vitamins function as co-factors and help the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Health benefits of raspberry leaf
The leaves are best for preparing teas that are used to relieve inflammation of the throat, relieve inflammation of the intestines, diarrhea, and skin diseases, strengthen the heart and raising immunity. Tea from raspberries helps in painful menstruation and menopause discomfort. Also tea is recommended for purifying blood and against cough.
We hope after reading this, you will implement this excellent healthy food at least once in a week to be your choice for healthy breakfast.
Some healthy breakfast recipe with red raspberry here.