Did you know that raspberry leaves from the raspberry plant are extremely beneficial to women for their fertility and during pregnancy?
Usually consumed in the form of tea, raspberry leaves are a wonderful source of nutrition for women. They are rich in potassium, magnesium, B-vitamins and iron, which make them extremely beneficial for the female reproductive system. Women use raspberry leaves for heavy periods, painful periods, in preventing miscarriage, morning sickness associated with pregnancy and easing labor and delivery. They are also helpful for common pregnancy symptoms of leg cramps, nausea and poor sleep.
Red Raspberry Leaf Health Benefits Include:
1. B and C Vitamins
B complex vitamins are responsible for a variety of jobs, often times working together. They convert nutrients to energy, regulate stress hormones, boost HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and maintain skin and hair health. Meanwhile Vitamin C helps your body form and maintain some of its vital components, including skin, blood vessels, bones and connective tissue.
Your body cannot produce calcium on its own, that is why it is very important to consume enough of it from healthy outside sources. About 99% of the calcium in your bodies, is concentrated in your bones and teeth. But, it also helps blood to clot, works with potassium and magnesium to contract muscles and nerves fire.
Iron is a mineral that has many roles in the body, the biggest one being the making of healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Almost two-thirds of the iron of the body is found in the protein hemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying oxygen from your lungs to other parts of the body.
Magnesium is a co-factor of over 300 enzyme reactions in the body. It helps to regulate protein synthesis (one of the most vital biological processes), improves nerve and muscle function (including muscle contraction, nerve impulse, and normal heart rhythm), as well as blood pressure, energy production and blood glucose control.
Potassium plays an important role in smooth muscle function, including that of the digestive system. It also conducts electricity, along with magnesium and calcium, which regulates the impulses to move these muscles.
6. Phosphorus and Zinc
Phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the human body. 85% of it is located in your teeth and bones. It works closely with calcium to build strong teeth and bones. Meanwhile zinc is an essential part of the immune system, and is also tied up into the creation of DNA and proteins.
At Restore our osteopaths, acupuncturists and massage therapists work as a team to assist our patients through their fertility and pregnancy journey. For further advice in how we can help you just call us on (02) 9439 3333 and talk to us today.