Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Benefits of the Raspberry

· Raspberries are an excellent source of anthocyanins, the powerful anti-oxidants, which give berries their deep colors. These retard the effects of aging, prevent cancer and may reduce the risk of heart disease.

· An excellent source of salicylic acid, a compound closely related to aspirin that may inhibit atherosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries).

· Good source of quercetin, a flavonol and anti-oxidant which has anti-carcinogenic properties. It also reduces the release of histamines, which may minimize allergic reactions.

1 comment:

surjit said...

Another informative post.Best wishes.