Tag: Magnesium

I love raspberries.  I put them in salads, on frozen yogurt, in yogurt and cereal, and eat them on their own, straight out the container.  You can also put them in smoothies, pies, parfaits, cakes, sauces, and casseroles.The only thing I could do without are their seeds.  They get stuck in my teeth and interfere with the yummy taste of the berry.

Raspberries pack a powerful nutrient-rich punch.  They are low in calories and saturated fat.  They also are a great source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.  Here is a list of the vitamins and minerals in raspberries and some of their functions:

Vitamin C aids absorption of iron and forms collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels.

Vitamin A is essential for healthy vision, cellular growth and the immune system.

Vitamin E helps prevent deficiencies requiring supplements.

Potassium helps control your heart rate and blood pressure.

Copper aids in the production of red blood cells.

Manganese promotes strong bones, nerve health and helps the body synthesize fatty acids and cholesterol.

Iron regulates cell growth.

Magnesium promotes the health of your immune system and heart as well as normal muscle and nerve function.

B-vitamins are energy producers, aiding in the breakdown of carbs.

 

Lots of good reasons to give raspberries a try.