It is summer in New England and nothing beats a plump sun-kissed berry fresh off the bush! Berries have been known to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. It seems new research is constantly being published and berries are in the spotlight!! Berries are now being recognized and analyzed for their health giving properties.
Extremely high in antioxidants, berries are among my favorite foods and I just discovered one more reason to love these succulent little gems! Raspberries are high in ketone – if you haven’t heard yet, ketone is the weight loss supplement that’s set to rock the health and fitness world in 2012.
Raspberries are rock’in with ketone. According to Dr. Oz, “Raspberry ketone is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries. This compound regulates adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate metabolism. Raspberry ketone causes the fat within your cells to get broken up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster.”
So go pick or pick up a pint of berries and enjoy! To keep your berries best, rinse with cold water and lemon, dry and store in a covered container in the fridge.
Some tasty tips:
Top a bowl of berries with a dollop of light-whipped topping and a sprinkling of chopped pecans or walnuts.
Add raspberries to a bowl of whole grain cereal.
Sprinkle berries on a salad.
Stir fresh raspberries into Greek yogurt.
Combine frozen berries with bananas and low-fat milk to make a smoothie.