Start eating more raspberries; research suggests it’s a superfood for your heart

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Adding more raspberries to your diet could help keep you healthier as recent research points to them as a superfood.

Raspberries can help several different functions in the body, but one of its most important benefits could be how they can improve one’s cardiovascular health.

Researchers at the University of Michigan studied the effects of a raspberry-rich diet on the cardiovascular risks in mice. They found that raspberries can help manage cardiometabolic risk, reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes and heart failure.

In the study, the researchers gathered a population of mice that were prone to obesity. They were fed a higher-fat diet that had 2 percent worth of raspberries in it. They showed lower levels of triglycerides and glucose, and a reduction in the left ventricular enlargement of the heart and reduced wall thickening.

Other research independent of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor study showed that raspberries can also have positive effects on metabolism, liver function and bone health.