Antioxidants in particular sanguiin H-6 reduce the risk of cancer. They also may block the growth of and destroy cancer cells and reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, which are known to be cancer risk factors.
Chronic disease prevention
Raspberries contain quercetin, antioxidants, and ellagic acid. They reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, which are known to be risk factors of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
Raspberries contain compounds, which may block COX-2, an enzyme responsible for causing inflammation and pain. Thus, raspberries may prevent arthritis and reduce its symptoms. Furthermore, Antonians and ellagitannins may reduce pain.
Raspberries may slow down glucose digestion and reduce glucose and insulin spikes following a carb-rich meal. Therefore, raspberries may be useful for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes prevention. Moreover, raspberries are high in tannins, which block alpha-amylase, reducing the number of carbs absorbed after a meal.)
Ketones — compounds found in red raspberries — may aid weight loss. Moreover, raspberries are high in fiber and low in carbs. Natural sweetness may help ease the need for sweets.