We love berries here at MitoQ and have recently done a lot of research into the Bilberry, a blueberry like super fruit which is in our new MitoQ eye supplement. Another berry that is piquing our interest is the raspberry, read the 6 health benefits of raspberries below to see why you should be eating them every day.
All things that you associate with being good for your health- a good diet, exercise and having a healthy environment- are very important for your mitochondria as well.
When your diet is unbalanced by too much sugar and refined carbohydrates it overloads your mitochondria and puts them under stress. Sweet, tart, red raspberries are not only beautiful and delicious, but healthy. They contain more vitamin C than an orange and they are rich in antioxidants. Adding them to your diet is a great way to support your health.
Did you know?
They reduce the risk of heart disease: raspberries have a high potassium content which helps regulate blood pressure and heart beat. Additionally, they are rich in minerals including iron, copper and manganese, which produce red blood cells.
They promote weight loss: high in dietary fibre and manganese, raspberries slow the digestive process, making you feel full for longer. They also have a high water and potassium content, which fights dehydration.
They enhance eye health: the vitamin A and C in raspberries supports eye health by cleaning the eye membranes and preventing them from drying out.
They fight cancer: raspberries have one of the highest antioxidant concentrations of any fruit in the world, which are known to fight cancer. They also reduce inflammation through their phytonutrients.
They boost immunity: raspberries rich vitamin C content enhances immunity to everyday infection and illness, while simultaneously cleaning blood cells to fight viruses.
Healthy skin: want smooth skin? The antioxidants in raspberries enhance cell regeneration of bones, skin and blood vessels, while also repairing damaged skin tissue.