What kinds of miracles are hidden in the red raspberries? Thanks to their divine taste, no one needs too much persuading to dig in a bowl full of raspberries. But the taste is not the only advantage of this irresistible red fruit.
Raspberries are much more than a tasty summer food. This fruit is rich in nutrients that can fight diseases and give strength and endurance to the body.
The benefits of phytonutrients
Raspberries contain big amounts of hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid, anthocyanins, resveratrols and flavonols such as quercetin and kaempferol. Most of these phytonutrients preserve cell health, protect the cells from damage and regulate inflammatory enzymes. Therefore, they reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases and type II diabetes.
In this respect, the ellagic acid is particularly important, a type of hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid, which has emphasized anti-inflammatory properties.
Protection against cancer
Recently, the raspberries have become interesting due to the ingredients that protect against cancer. Initially, the key anti-cancer ingredients were considered the nutrients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Researches on cancers of the breasts, food pipe, colon and cervix have shown that nutrients significantly reduce the oxidative stress and reduce inflammation, which fight the development and reproduction of cancer cells. Recent studies have indicated additional effects of the phytonutrients in raspberries.
It seems that ellagitannins, nutrients related to the ellagic acid, prevent the cells to become malignant. The ellagitannins send signals to the cells that are already malignant which encourage them to apoptosis, or – with the simplified vocabulary – self-destruction.
Rubus rosifolius, type of raspberries, which grow in America, Australia and East Asia, have the greatest effect in terms of reducing the number of malignant cells. According to a study published in the” Journal of Food Composition and Analysis”, this kind of raspberries has different phytochemicals and biological activities of all other kinds.
Researchers have found that extracts of Rubus rosifoliusa prevent the cell growth of lung cancer by 54 percent, of colon cancer by 50 percent and of stomach cancer by 37 percent.
With ketones against fats
Red raspberries are rich in vitamins and minerals, and low in calories and have low glycemic index.
This makes them almost the perfect food, and therefore, you should enjoy in them as often as possible.
In addition, natural phenolic compounds in red raspberries have the potential to eliminate obesity. The ketones in raspberries are natural phenolic compounds which, in addition to everything else, are responsible for the flavor of raspberries.
“The ketones in raspberries can help you in the loss of weight, especially if you combine it with regular exercises and a balanced diet with healthy and whole grain foods,” said Dr. Oz.
How do ketones work
The effectiveness of the ketones in raspberries is the result of higher secretion of adiponectin, a hormone that is involved in preventing the formation of fat deposits.
“Adiponectin is a protein that the body uses to regulate the metabolism,” wrote Dr. Oz.
Ketones in the raspberries lead to faster decomposition of fat in the cells, which helps the body to burn fat faster.
The recommended dose
As part of the process of weight loss, they recommend a dose is 100 milligrams of ketones a day, in the form a supplement in the diet. Many producers sell raspberry ketones in tablets of 100 milligrams for easy dosage.
In order to enter into your organism that amount of ketones by eating fresh raspberries, you would have to eat 40 kilograms of raspberries. However, you should be careful, because in order to produce ketones, it takes a lot of fresh raspberries, and therefore, this dietary supplement is often produced with the help of a chemical reaction.
Other benefits of ketones
The weight loss is not the only benefit of the ketones in raspberries. This compound helps to lower the cholesterol and relieve the pain after intense exercises. These ketones contain salicylic acid, which helps against atherosclerosis and heart diseases. There are indications that ketones help people who suffer from alopecia, but this feature has not been thoroughly studied yet.
If the raspberry is riper, it is more powerful
The ripeness of the raspberry is also an important factor. According to a study published in the magazine “Agricultural and Food Chemistry”, red raspberries have the greatest effect when they are fully ripe. The overall levels of anthocyanins in all kinds of raspberries grow in direct proportion to the ripeness.