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Are Raspberries Heart Food?

By DrLaPuma 12 years agoNo Comments
Home  /  Wellness and Mental Health  /  Are Raspberries Heart Food?
Dr John La Puma

Berries of all kinds are high in fiber–both soluble and insoluble. And high fiber foods drop your blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), shows well done research on fiber and CRP.

A CRP test shows the level of inflammation in your body, and well done research shows that high CRP is associated with inflammatory diseases…like heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and stroke.

Why does fiber lower CRP, a heart disease risk factor? Maybe because it lowers cholesterol, or moderates blood sugar and insulin, lowers blood pressure, helps you lose weight or break up unwanted clots. No one knows.

We do know that raspberries are high in fiber: a full 8 grams of fiber per cup, and blackberries 7.6 grams…and just 120 calories. Eat foods with at least 25 grams of fiber every day…even up to 50 grams…but go slow!

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