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 =)
Raspberry Iced Tea
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 7 Cup Water
- 85 Grams Fresh Raspberries
- 3 Tea Bags (Black or Green – whichever you prefer)
- 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.