Beyond the fact that being a fruit already gives them a good reputation, raspberries are extra healthy. What do I mean by extra healthy? Well, if you think about it, they are not used to make unhealthy food often like other fruits. For example, cherries for pie, bananas for banana splits, chocolate covered strawberries, blueberry muffins, and caramel apples. Raspberries are just so good you can have them alone and receive all the great benefits they bring to a healthy lifestyle. The only negative side about fruits and vegetables is they are seasonal; no one likes soggy raspberries. That is when supplementing with tasty organic raspberry powder can come to the rescue to cure the craving and still providing the same nutrients.
Like we discussed previously with acai berries, raspberries are another source of antioxidants. Do you remember the importance of antioxidants for our health? Let me remind you. They fight off the free radicals that attack and put oxidative stress on our body. Quick insight as to what a free radical actually is. A free radical is a molecule that is missing an electron. Antioxidants are stable enough to, therefore, be able to donate a molecule to the free radical and make them no longer harmful to the body (Health Check Systems). So to make a long scientific explanation short, eat your fruits and vegetables!
Another benefit that organic raspberry powder provides is support controlling obesity and blood sugar. Rheosmin, which is a ketone found in raspberries, increases metabolism in fat cells by increasing enzyme activity (World’s Healthiest Foods, 2011). Sugar addiction is a major issue in the Standard American Diet and when you have blood sugar issues, like diabetes, sugar and carb intake is something that needs to be monitored closely. To curb the processed sugar cravings, fruit is a great go to. However, even they need to be limited to 2-3 servings a day, as they do contain high amounts of natural sugar and carbohydrates. The organic raspberry powder is perfect because one serving only contains 15 grams of carbs and 5-6 grams of sugar (World’s Healthiest Foods, 2011). Raspberries are also considered a low glycemic index food; a term that many who suffer from obesity and blood sugar control should become aware of.
I know what you are thinking; does organic raspberry powder provide the same benefits as fresh raspberries? The answer is yes, it does. Organic raspberry powder is simply raspberries dehydrated then ground into a powder form, allowing you to still obtain the nutrients they provide even when the berry is out of season. Add this powder to your favorite smoothie, sprinkle it in your yogurt, or if you are going to indulge in one of the unhealthy fruit concoctions listed in the beginning, throw in some raspberry powder…the extra healthy fruit.