Hey everyone! I had the best of intentions of posting tonight but after running a huge assembly at school, working, eating dinner, fitting in a quick workout, and then figuring out my plan to switch to self hosting….I AM EXHAUSTED! And hungry…SNACK TIME!
So instead of leaving you all hanging, Shannon generously offered to guest post over here tonight!
Let’s all give a warm (as warm as being as behind a computer screen can be…haha!) welcome to Shannon!!!
Hi everyone! My name is Shannon and I blog over at “Healthiful Balance” about health, food, fitness and my life overseas. Some of my other interests include graphic design, traveling and photography.
Special thanks to Kaila for letting me write a guest post for her! I’ve been reading her blog for a while now and love it! 🙂
Today I want to share the health benefits of raspberries! Did you know that they are the most fiber dense fruit?
· Raspberries are low in calories, 100g have about 52 calories and 6.5g of fiber.
· They are loaded with antioxidants! Raspberries are also an anti-aging food and prevent wrinkles!
· Raspberries are a great source of vitamin C. 100g of raspberries has 26.2 mg of vitamin C!
· This fruit is also a great source of potassium, manganese, copper, iron and magnesium.
· They are also rich in vitamin K, vitamin B-6, riboflavin and folic acid.
I always top my oatmeal or cereal with raspberries for some extra fiber!
What is your favorite way to use raspberries?
I know everyone is blog world is loving that its pumpkin season! So, I’m also going to share some pumpkin health benefits with you!
· They are loaded with Potassium. Studies show that it can lower the risk for hypertension. The potassium found in pumpkin aids in balancing fluid levels in the body and promotes strong bones. Bananas, Avocados, Broccoli and Pomegranate are also rich in Potassium.
· It’s an anti-aging super food! Pumpkins contain a lot of anti-oxidant vitamins A and C, as well as zinc which helps to reduce the signs of aging.
· Pumpkins are rich in disease-fighting nutrients like Alpha-carotene, Beta-carotene, Fiber, Vitamins C and E, Potassium and Magnesium.
· The Vitamin A in pumpkins promotes healthy vision and ensures proper immune function.
· Good source of vitamin E which promotes healthy skin by protecting the body from sun damage and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers.
· Vitamin B5 that is found in pumpkins helps balance hormone levels and managing stress.
What is your favorite way to use pumpkin? Are you glad that pumpkin is finally back in stores?
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Have a great week and God bless! 🙂
Thank you so much Shannon! I know I have been on the pumpkin train for sure! But I haven’t had raspberries in forever! LOOK AT ALL THOSE NUTRIENTS! I need to buy some of those ASAP!!
Loved all this info Shannon!!!
See you all soon! And please bear with me while I figure out all these changes I plan on making!!!
PS: Thank you to all of you who shared your college experiences with me on my last post (it was WIAW if you’re interested!)…..they really helped me! And I actually came to a really important decision because of them!