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The Elixir of Life

The raspberry exceeds all other berries in its anti aging effects thanks to being so rich with antioxidants, called ellagitannins, found in red raspberries.

Studies show that ellagitannins not only prevent cancerous cells forming but also destroy them. They are known to be particularly effective against cervical cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and prevent liver fibrosis. They are also thought to be effective in speeding up the healing of wounds and improving the immune response against infection — especially beneficial for children and the elderly.

Raspberries are also rich in iron, vitamin C, potassium and folate, important components of a healthy, balanced diet.

Fresh raspberries make a lovely dish with yoghurt, honey, or cottage cheese, and add wonders to green salads with a splash of balsamic vinegar, or even juiced together with strawberries. It is easy to enjoy a healthy diet when it tastes so delicious too!