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These Are Forbidden Foods! Never Put These in Your Smoothie!!

OK, not really, I had to get your attention!

Eat these often if you want to be healthy, reduce pain, and reduce risk of cancers, heart disease and much more.

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, colitis and other inflammatory conditions. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4148654/


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.

Anti-Cancer effects as stated from a couple of studies;

“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…


“A major objective of cancer therapy and prevention investigators is to develop individual therapeutic agents that markedly affect the expression of only one or a very few genes.

The objective of this approach is to selectively kill specific types of cancer cells with minimal effects on their normal counterparts. In contrast, berry powders contain a mixture of compounds that appear to affect the expression levels of a wide range of cancer-related genes (to lesser extents than therapeutic agents; ref. 40), thus preventing the conversion of premalignant cells to malignancy at doses that cause minimal or no cytotoxicity. In this regard, berries seem to fulfill the requirement of an “ideal” chemopreventive agent.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769015/ - R60


Health benefits of raspberries:

·       Reduces joint inflammation

·       Reduces cardio-vascular inflammation

·       Aids better digestion

·       Improves gut flora balance

·       Improves immune function

·       Has anti-cancer potential

·       Can reduce ldl cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol

·       Can help reduce triglycerides levels

·       Has powerful anti-oxidants that prevent premature aging

The message here is that raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, cranberries and strawberries should all be a part of your diet.

Just don’t forget to add the raspberries to your NutriBlast!!

Live healthy, be healthy!

Wally Bishop C.N.C.

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

The contents of the email or written communication are not medical advice and should not be considered as such!  This blog is for informational purposes only. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have medical issues and before changing your diet or lifestyle or taking herbal or dietary supplements. Never start an exercise program with getting your doctors approval. Never quit taking medications unless advised to do so by your doctor.  Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs.

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26773014

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3068482/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4148654/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3919135/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769015/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769015/#R60

http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu/…/red_raspberry_fact…

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