In addition to their anti-inflammatory properties, high-fibre content and cholesterol regulating effects, raspberries also have anti-microbial properties, which according to this study includes candida and h. pylori. The fibre includes prebiotics too
I wasn’t aware what the prebiotic content was exactly when I wrote this, but it turns out berries contain pectin. Since apples are suggested in stage 2 for their pectin, wouldn’t this make raspberries a low-sugar alternative with more benefits? I can’t find pectin figures, but both apples and berries contain enough to make jam, whereas other fruits require it be added. Tomato is another source, but again I can’t find any figures or way of comparing it. They’re lower in sugar than apples again, so it might be worth looking into.
From what I’ve been reading lately, it seems that pectin and inulin are the two prebiotics that really make a difference, and having a source of them as soon as possible could bring about faster improvements in the gut flora.
Does this mean raspberries are fine? Or even beneficial? Not that I’m going to throw myself over them, but it would be good to know.