Sunday, April 3, 2016


By Dominick H.

Superfood Sunday is a weekly series where project: CLEAN FOOD features the absolute best foods to nourish – and naturally heal – your body.  To help you start each week right, we reveal the one must-have food to add to your diet. Enjoy, and share your inspiration with us by tagging #projectCLEANFOOD on Instagram.

This fruit may appear small, but it definitely packs a super strong dose of nutritious benefits. Raspberries are probably the most powerful of the berries by far (next to blueberries and blackberries). They can be found in many parts of the world, from Asia to Central America, and even right here in the USA. The raspberries come in many varieties and many species; so it's not uncommon to see them in other colors like purple, yellow, and even orange. The most common color of raspberry is red: and even the red ones come in various varieties as well.

Each raspberry has a balanced set of nutritional benefits that are not always the same in each variety. So depending on where the raspberry is cultivated, one variety may have more protein or more manganese than others, for example. This is great because the raspberry will provide an adequate and balanced nutritional boost that is most likely necessary for that particular environment of cultivation.

Raspberries are filled with vitamin C, B, K, beta-carotene, protein, fiber, manganese, folate, potassium, magnesium, copper and tons of omega-3's. Raspberries have become widely known because of its extremely high amount of anti-oxidants and enzymes. These two in your body help boost up the immune system at all levels. And with a balanced consumption of raspberries, you can heal many ailments and sicknesses of the sort: some of which are digestive disorders, immune deficiency syndromes, virus attacks, diabetes, cardiovascular malfunctions, colds, influenza, and high blood pressure. Raspberries are also known to help reduce the risk of cancer forming cells becoming stronger and more deadly in your body. They pretty much help your body build a wall of defense against unwanted infections and bacteria: so dope. 

These little fruits--when consumed over a long period of time--can also work wonders on your brain functionality. They can help with mental clarity and increased blood flow to poor functioning areas  of the brain. There is also a natural dose of alcohol in raspberries that challenge your kidneys, liver and pancreas--in a healthy way of course--as a means to keep them vital and strong. And because raspberries are about 85% water based, these bad boys carry a small, but balanced amount of naturally distilled water.

So give these little guys a shot. If you eat at least a few raspberries a week, you can easily feel some of these benefits immediately. But if you start to consume them regularly, you will naturally experience many (if not all) of these benefits.  Eventually the body will begin to function at a higher level and require less and less of other vitamin and mineral supplements.

Now that's a superfood.

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