Monday, February 13, 2017

Here are some amazing reasons to eat raspberries, recipe included!

Health Benefits of Raspberries

Organic raspberries are higher in antioxidants than non-organic, rich in Vitamin A, boosts immune system, has anti-aging benefits, is an anti-inflammatory, the rheosmin in raspberries can increase metabolism in fat cells, also helps with fertility & conception.

There are over 200 species of raspberries, rubus jamaicensis best to inhibit cancer, helps liver health, helps manage blood sugar levels, decreases risk of obesity, decreases risk of fatty liver, increases red blood cells, 1 cup of raspberries equals 63 calories, an excellent source of Vitamin C, excellent source of ellagic acid, high in fiber and maganese, red raspberries are highest in ORAC value.

Iced Raspberry Green Tea

3 cups of organic raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup organic sugar or raw honey
4 cups boiling purified water
2 family sized green tea bags
2 ½ cups cold purified water
extra raspberries for garnish
ice cubes from organic lime juice

1. In a large container combine the raspberries and sugar or honey. Use a wooden spoon.
2. Add 4 cups boiling water to the family sized green tea bags. Let tea steep for 3 minutes. Discard tea bags.
3. Pour tea over raspberry mixture & let stand 1 hour. Stir to dissolve sugar or honey.
4. Pour tea mixture through a wire mesh strainer into a 2 quart pitcher. (Discard the crushed solids, or save for another use, such as adding to a smoothie.) Pour the cold water into the tea. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Garnish with extra berries or lime, if desired. Serve over ice.

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