Red raspberry juice is a balanced mix of tart and sweet with inviting fruity flavors. Not just this, but it’s also extremely healthy. Red raspberry juice is good for high blood pressure, arrhythmia and palpitations. The juice corrects dehydration, stimulates appetite and raises energy levels almost instantly. Red raspberry juice reduces swelling in the body, boosts vitality and helps you look younger and feel better.
What is red raspberry juice good for?
1- Hydrates the body
Staying hydrated in all kinds of weather is essential for being healthy and feeling great. This summer, consider a glass of fresh red raspberry juice to keep yourself hydrated if it’s hot outside and you’re feeling sluggish or sleepy, lightheaded, or if you can’t seem to concentrate or are feeling faint, all common symptoms of dehydration.
What makes red raspberry juice hydrating is not just its high water content, but also its content of natural sugars which raise blood sugar levels for an almost instant energizing effect paired with good amounts of electrolytes for a cardiotonic action which is what makes you feel great during hot weather.
2- Brings down high blood pressure numbers
One of the biggest benefits of having a glass of red raspberry juice is it helps bring down blood pressure numbers. Often times, high blood pressure can be corrected with just diet. The main recommendation is to eat less salt, but it’s just as important to get enough magnesium and potassium in your diet to actually correct blood pressure numbers.
A glass of red raspberry juice can boost your intake of potassium and magnesium and lower blood pressure numbers that are moderately high as well as help counteract a recent excess sodium intake. Drinking raspberry juice can be especially good for the heart in summer when temperatures are high and it’s hot outside.
3- Helps prevent arrhythmia and palpitations
Especially now that it’s summer and hot outside, arrhythmia such as extrasystoles and palpitations are more common and more likely to occur, even in individuals without a history of heart disease. Dehydration plays a major part in triggering arrhythmia, and so does a poor diet lacking specific micronutrients such as B vitamins and electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium.
Just one glass of refreshing glass of raspberry juice made from fresh red raspberries can prove a useful tool for preventing arrhythmia and palpitations. One, the juice provides electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium and potassium to regulate heart contractions which actively helps prevent arrhythmia.
Second, the juice boosts your fluid intake and raises blood volume – this directly supports the cardiovascular function and muscle function with benefits for arrhythmia. The heart, like other muscles, relies on sufficient fluids in the body for the transportation of electrolytes which carry electrical impulses that regulate its contractions.
4- Exerts an energizing, tonic action
Drinking red raspberry juice has an almost instant energizing effect and exerts a tonic action. The juice is high in water and hydrates, as well as contributes to maintaining blood volume for a feeling of wellbeing and vitality.
Just one glass of the fresh juice also provides a range of essential B vitamins and natural sugars for an almost immediate boost in energy levels, in addition to minerals with electrolyte properties that regulate heart contractions and blood pressure and exert a tonic action.
5- Boosts vitality
Drinking red raspberry juice increases vitality and boosts wellbeing. The revitalizing effects of the juice are owed to a good content of natural sugars which raise blood sugar levels almost instantly. The intake of fluids from the juice further has an invigorating action, counteracting sleepiness and lethargy, tiredness and brain fog brought on by low fluid intakes and dehydration.
Essential micronutrients such as B vitamins contribute to energy metabolism, while dietary minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium support the nervous system and muscle function, regulating their activity. A glass of fresh red raspberry juice can help with muscle cramps, irregular heart contractions, counteract muscle weakness and malaise and combat low productivity and fatigue.
6- Combats water retention and reduces swelling
Drinking red raspberry juice helps with water retention and associated swelling of the arms, legs, face and abdomen. Red raspberry juice is naturally sodium free which makes it good for water retention and swelling in the body. Not just this, but it provides good amounts of magnesium and potassium which regulate body fluids and counteract swollen ankles and swollen feet, swollen arms and hands and face puffiness.
7- Good for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Drinking red raspberry juice is good for hypoglycemia. The juice raises blood sugar levels almost instantly and corrects hypoglycemia in a matter of minutes. By raising blood sugar levels, the juice helps combat tiredness and fatigue, boosts productivity and mental acuity and fuels physical and intellectual effort.
8- Stimulates appetite and encourages eating
Drinking a glass of red raspberry juice on an empty stomach actively stimulates appetite and encourages eating. The organic acids occurring naturally in red raspberries, which are the most tart of all raspberry colors, and the juice made from them exert a slight irritating effect on the stomach lining. What the raspberry juice does is increase the production of gastric juices which creates a feeling of hunger, stimulating appetite naturally.
However, avoid red raspberry juice and fruit juices in general if you have an active gastritis or GERD (acid reflux disease). The organic acids in the juice will flare up the conditions and trigger symptoms such as heartburn and stomach acidity, compromising healing efforts.
If stomach acidity is a concern, but only minor, you may consider raspberry juice made from yellow raspberries. Vs red and other colors, yellow raspberries are the lowest in organic acids and have little to no perceivable tartness. Black raspberries and the hybrid purple raspberry are also less acidic than red, but are quite rare and expensive.
9 – Good for teeth and gums
Did you know that red raspberry juice is good for your teeth and gums? While you do still have to brush your teeth an hour or so after having the juice, drinking red raspberry juice can help keep teeth strong and gums health.
What makes red raspberry juice good for teeth and gums is its high content of vitamin C. Vitamin C stimulates the production of special types of collagen that account for the structure and resilience of teeth.
Not just this, but vitamin C in red raspberry juice also exerts a regulatory action on bone cells that create new bone, actively contributing to maintaining good bone density and teeth strength. The unprocessed, fresh red raspberry juice has lots of vitamin C naturally. For store brought raspberry juices which are pasteurized, check to see if they have vitamin C re-added to them.
Vitamin C also prevents bleeding in gums by strengthening the walls of capillaries, tiny blood vessels that vascularize gums. It further ensures the adherence of gums to teeth and lowers inflammation in the body which contributes to lower risks of gum disease and tooth loss.
10- Helps you be and look younger
One of the biggest benefits of drinking red raspberry juice is its antiaging action. Red raspberry juice is a source bioactive constituents called ellagitannins which get metabolized into compounds such as Urolithin A which studies show have antiaging effects.
Not just this, but red raspberry juice as well as the fresh berries both have a good content of vitamin C with proven antiaging benefits. Vitamin C is responsible for generating collagen in the skin and contributes heavily to skin elasticity, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
Vitamin C further has proven antioxidant and photoprotective effects, counteracting the damaging action of harmful free radical molecules causing cell damage. Red raspberry juice is also hydrating and contributes to skin luminosity and an overall more youthful appearance.