Raspberries: Nature’s Candy

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Raspberries were one of my favorite things growing up.  We had some raspberry vines and I could just go out and pick them.  A few vines.  We had many more blackberry vines, but blackberries were just so messy.  Raspberries were clean eating!

It is thought that the first raspberries were grown in Eastern Asia.  And then of course, have gotten all over the world.  They are red, black, purple, pink, orange, white, and yellow.  Just imagine getting all those colors together, wouldn’t that make a gorgeous cake?  Unfortunately I haven’t seen most of those.  The amazing thing is each color differs in its nutrients.

Benefits of Raspberries…

  • Inhibit cancer cell growth
  • Aid weight loss
  • Battle aging
  • Block macular degeneration
  • Boost women’s health
  • Stimulate fertility
  • Attack depression

My Thoughts…

One of the things I love about raspberries is how accessible they are.  We like to shop at the 99 Cents Store a lot.  Okay, sometimes more than once a day.  Hey, its right around the corner.  Anyway, they often have this fresh fruit there.  So there is no need to go the regular grocery store and pay gold for them.

Being a woman, I of course picked up on how beneficial these are for women.  They are good at any stage.  During the childbearing years, they regulate the menstrual cycle, and help women achieve pregnancy.  Once pregnancy has occurred, they fight morning sickness and bleeding.  During labor, one of the most important benefits, is that they reduce pain.  After baby comes, they increase the milk supply.

Many, many people struggle with depression.  Some diagnosed, and others not so much.  Sometimes people get prescribed antidepressants, and sometimes they work, and sometimes they have to try another or two.  If they do work, they often take several weeks.  The good news is raspberries fight depression, the natural way.  Without a huge list of side effects.

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Let’s Talk…

What are your favorite uses of raspberries?  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Nancy A. says:

    Visiting from the HHGN Blog Party. I figured out a way to enjoy eating raspberries. I never liked the taste and health concerns of eating conventional ones. They are usually highly sprayed. I only buy organic ones in season. Love the background info you gave about raspberries. Nancy A.

  2. Deborah Davis says:

    I buy raspberries whenever I can find organic ones at a good price. They are delicious and nutritious. Thank you for sharing the pleasures and benefits of Raspberries: Nature’s Candy with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party! I’m pinning and sharing this wonderful post!

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