Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Are raspberries good for you?

I love the summer months and even more when we have raspberries from my Mother-in-Law's garden.  Fresh, free and flavoursome!

I've always enjoyed them and had in the back of my mind that they were not just good, as all fruit is, but had that "something extra".  So a quick look around on the Internet and with reference to a really good book we have at home, yes, they really are good.

  • Vitamins B2, C and K
  • folate
  • niacin
  • magnesium
  • fibre
  • phenlic phytochemicals

    All this leads to raspberries having excellent health giving properties.  This includes antioxidants being in good measure and this is helpful in preventing cancer and adding to heart disease protection.  Raspberries are also known to have a detoxifying effect through a self cleansing effect.

    While the raspberry season is short, we do have them in abundance and freeze the surplus but there's nothing to beat that 'just picked' freshness.  This all helps develop a taste and determination to consume a wide variety of GOOD food in REASONABLE quantities.  REASONABLE means SENSIBLE / MODEST quantities.

    Here in the above photo, the raspberries are prepared for my (now) famous "A Cyclist's Breakfast" which is proving very popular.  click here to follow the link back to the blog on 29th January 2011.  This surely must be a great all-round breakfast.

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