Superfoods: Raspberries

Raspberries can be found in assorted colors including gold, black and purple, but red raspberries are the most common. These fruits are as nutritious as they are beautiful.

New research suggests that eating red raspberries may prevent cancer by inhibiting the abnormal division of cells and promoting normal healthy cells.

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Raspberries are also a rich source of the flavonoids quercetin and gallic acid, which have been shown to play a role in heart health and the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, obesity and age-related decline. Raspberry ketones are similar to capsacin, found in red pepper, which is known for its ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.