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Raspberry Benefits and Iced Tea Recipe

I have only had raspberries in my mixed berry smoothies or as a pre-made iced tea, like those Lipton iced teas. And I can drink those teas all day.

Raspberries are rich in antioxidants, has Vitamin A and K, and is a great little anti-inflammatory. 

Tonight I am going to share the benefits from the raspberry.

  • Boosts Heart Health

The anthocyanin in raspberries provide anti-inflammatory benefits that can boost heart health and improves the blood flow.

  • Ease Arthritis Pain

The anti-inflammatory benefits in the Raspberries have shown to reduce the symptoms and the severity of the arthritis.

  • Can Help Prevent Cancer

The ellagic acid and anthocyanin have shown anti-tumor and chemopreventitive properties.

  • Increases Immunity and Slows down ageing

Raspberries are a rich source of Vitamin C, which increases general immunity to fight cold, flu and infections. It is also an anti-oxidant which slows down the process of ageing.

  • Maintains Eye Health

Eating these improves vision and prevents the eye and retina from infections and other damages.

  • Helps with Weight Loss

The phytonutrients in raspberries helps increase metabolism which helps burn fat.

 

Because I love my raspberries, here is a simple Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe =)

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Photo comes from Allrecipes.com

Raspberry Iced Tea

Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 7 Cup Water
  • 85 Grams Fresh Raspberries
  • 3 Tea Bags (Black or Green – whichever you prefer)

 

Instructions

  • Bring Sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Add in your raspberries. Crush your raspberries while in the pot, you can use the back of a large spoon for this.
  • Turn off heat and let sit until cooled, aprx. 25-30 minutes.
  • Boil 6 cups of water. Add tea bags in and let steep for about 3 minutes. Let cool.
  • Strain raspberries from syrup. Mix syrup and tea into pitcher and continue to let chill in the fridge.
  • Serve over ice with fresh raspberries.
~ Wendy
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4 thoughts on “Raspberry Benefits and Iced Tea Recipe

  1. Mmm! Looks amazing, sounds amazing, hopefully I will be able to try this out soon! I am following (can’t wait for your next posts!) and would totally love a return follow if that is ok?
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