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One of the most fascinating new areas of raspberry research involves the potential for raspberries to improve management of obesity.

Anti-cancer benefits of raspberries have long been attributed to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.

In animal studies involving breast, cervical, colon, esophageal, and prostate cancers, raspberry phytonutrients have been shown to play an important role in lowering oxidative stress, reducing inflammation, and thereby altering the development or reproduction of cancer cells.

You'll get significantly more antioxidant support by purchasing raspberries that are fully ripe.

Recent studies have measured the total phenolic content, total flavonoid content, and anthocyanin content of raspberries harvested at varying stages of ripeness (from 50% to 100% maturity) and greatest overall antioxidant benefits were associated with full ripeness of the berries.

Although it's possible for raspberries to ripen after harvest, this fruit can be highly perishable and can mold quite easily at room temperature.

So your most risk-free approach for getting optimal antioxidant benefits from raspberries is to purchase them at full maturity, keep them refrigerated at all times at temperatures between 35-39°F (2°-4°C), and consume them very quickly (within 1 to 2 days after purchase).

In the case of existing cancer cells, phytonutrients like ellagitannins in raspberries may be able to decrease cancer cell numbers by sending signals that encourage the cancer cells to being a cycle of programmed cell death (apoptosis).

In the case of potentially but not yet cancerous cells, phytonutrients in raspberries may be able to trigger signals that encourage the non-cancerous cells to remain non-cancerous.

This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Raspberries provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food Rating System.

Additional information about the amount of these nutrients provided by Raspberries can be found in the Food Rating System Chart.

As a result, we may be less likely to experience some of the inflammation-based problems that typically accompany obesity.