10 Benefits Of Eating Black Raspberries

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4. Builds immune system

Black raspberries are brimming with antioxidants, minerals, and polyphenols that all work together to enhance, and build, the immune system. The antioxidant properties help the immune system by killing off the free radicals that can come about through normal every day occurrences as well as exposure to environments that have a questionable background.


5. Abundance of anthocyanins

Anthocyanins are what give plants that are purple, red, and blue their vivid color. They have powerful anti-oxidant tendencies and use them to ward off any serious health issues such as cancer, heart disease, and the health of your eyes. Another thing that anthocyanins does is help to fend off obesity. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published the results of a study from 2008. They found that eating foods that are high in anthocyanins, such as black raspberries, resulted in patients gaining less weight than those who did not eat foods with anthocyanins.


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6. Blood pressure

The journal called Nutrition published the results of a study that followed 45 people who were pre-hypertensive. The first group took a daily capsule of dried black raspberry powder that was equivalent to 1500 mg of black raspberries each day. The next group took a capsule of dried black raspberry powder that was a little stronger, it equaled 2500 mg of black raspberries. The last group was given a placebo. At the end of eight weeks, the group that took the higher dosage realized a significant reduction in their systolic blood pressure.


7. Anti-cancer

A study that was conducted in December 2006 showed that black raspberries obstructed the growth of the following forms of cancer: breast, prostate, colon, and oral. This information was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Black raspberries were also proven to be successful at treating Barrett’s esophagus. A study that provided 20 patients who suffered from Barrett’s esophagus with freeze-dried black raspberries showed an increase in markers of detoxification along with oxidative stress that showed a proven reduction as well.

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