Raspberries

One of the biggest benefits that is fairly new information is that raspberries can help decrease the risk of obesity. According to The Worlds Healthiest Foods "the key enzyme is rheosmin, which can also ward off a fatty liver and keep blood sugar level." On top of that, raspberries have a nice vitamin C and antioxidant quantity helping the immune system (even reducing the risk of cancer) and reducing inflammation. They also taste really good :)

Rad Raspberries

How to Choose and Keep
Raspberries are a highly perishable fruit, so you should consume them in about 2-3 days after purchase. The berries should look plump and have a vibrant color. Store in the fridge unwashed and make sure to remove any that might be moldy or crushed.


Preparation
I love just eating fresh raw raspberries. Make sure to wash under a slow running faucet, and pat them dry. You can then enjoy them on top of some yogurt, oatmeal or with other fruit.


Nutrients
Vitamin C, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Folate, Omega-3’s, Copper, Vitamin E, and Potassium


Action Steps
1. Get some fresh looking raspberries and put in with some unsweetened oatmeal. You might notice you don’t need any sweetener.
2. Buy some frozen raspberries and make a smoothie with almond milk, a protein powder, and 1 banana.
3. Find locals that make homemade raspberry preserves. Then make your own homemade buttercream strawberry frosting with preserves and organic unsalted butter. Oh so yummy!

(Resources: whfoods.com)