Raspberries are a great low calorie fruit with a serving size totaling about 100 grams. They have 6.5 grams of fiber per serving. The high fiber content helps slow the digestion of the sugar which can help regulate blood sugar levels and makes it one of the safer fruits for diabetics to eat. 1

Of the fatty acids found in raspberries, about 98% are unsaturated fatty acids, which are the healthy fats. The combined effect of the fruit’s antioxidants and its unsaturated fatty acids make it a powerful anti inflammatory fruit. 1

Raspberries are also a great source of ellagtannins, which is a strong antioxidant that’s also in Pomegranates and Blackberries.

Raspberries are also an excellent source manganese, vitamin C, as well as vitamin B2 and other B vitamins like folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6.4-6

Raspberries (both black and red) also may have the potential to stop lung cancer (the #1 cancer killer of women) tumors from progressing because of their flavonoid content. They may have the same anti cancer effect on the liver.4-6

Black raspberry

Black Raspberry ★★★

Black Raspberries contain high amounts of anthocyanins that help protect against esophageal and cervical cancers. Their color is the key. Black raspberries contain hundreds of times more anthocyanins than any other fruit. Their harvest time is short, July 1-21st. Get it freeze-dried and or in capsule form and take 300mg 2x per day. One 300mg capsule is the same as 4 cups of black raspberries.4-6

Freeze dried Black Raspberries (as well as freeze dried Strawberries) may have the potential to reduce or possibly stop the progression of esophageal cancer and perhaps other oral cancers.2,3

Raspberry Ketones

Raspberry keytones are an extract from raspberries that is a very good natural fat burner. Adiponectine is the main hormone in Raspberry Ketone that causes fat to be broken down and makes it easier to burn off. It makes it easier for fat cells (Adipose cells) to release fat so you can burn it off as you exercise.6



  1. Rao A, Snyder D. Raspberries and human health: a review. Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry. April 14, 2010;58(7):3871-3883.
  2. Kresty L, Morse M, Morgan C, et al. Chemoprevention of esophageal tumorigenesis by dietary administration of lyophilized black raspberries. Cancer Research [serial online]. August 15, 2001;61(16):6112-6119.
  3. Casto B, Kresty L, Kraly C, et al. Chemoprevention of oral cancer by black raspberries. Anticancer Research. November 2002;22(6C):4005-4015.
  4. http://www.sharecare.com/question/the-nutritional-value-of-raspberries
  5. http://www.sharecare.com/question/health-benefits-of-eating-rassberries
  6. The Dr. Oz Show

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