Ah- the good ol' raspberry. Let me introduce you to this great superfood; Raspberries are a fruit that per cup provides 8 grams of fiber, 15 carbs, and only 64 calories!
Weight loss. Raspberries are becoming popular in weight management tactics as they contain phytonutrients that increase the metabolism in fat cells, and can decrease the activity of fat digesting enzymes of the pancreas. This means that when digested, these phytonutrients can help us stop absorbing and holding onto fat cells and also help break down any fat cells already in us.
Raspberry Ketone pills have become popular in the weight loss pill world. This is for that reason- the phytonutrients are chemically removed from the raspberry and mixed with a whole bunch of other crap and put into a pill. I'm not telling you to take theses pills, DO NOT take these pills, just go for the natural, healthy fruit.
Atoxidantative powers: As stated above, raspberries have 50% more antioxidants than strawberries. Antoxidants are what helps us stay away from catching colds. These antoxdiants also help fight against cancer and heart disease.
A few ways to eat raspberries:
1. Add some raspberries in your next smoothie.
2. Yogurt partait; yogurt, raspberries, blueberries, slivered almonds and some cinnamon yummmmm
3.Enjoy raspberries by themselves for a little pick me up between lunch and dinner
4. If you're craving some choloclate.. Make your own dark chocolate covered raspberries
Challenge: Switch one of your staple snacks for raspberries this week.
Jen is a Certified Personal Trainer/Weight Loss Specialist. She is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their goals as well as sharing her journey throughout her own goals.