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Are raspberries a natural weight loss food?

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Although raspberries alone do not cause weight loss, they do provide a wealth of nutritional benefits that can promote weight loss when combined with other healthy foods and regular exercise. Fresh raspberries, which are a low-glycemic-index food, are very low in sugar, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.

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One cup of fresh raspberries contains approximately 64 calories, 1 gram of fat, 1 milligram of sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrates, including 8 grams of dietary fiber and 5 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein. As of 2014, raspberry ketones, naturally occurring compounds extracted from the berries, are marketed as a weight loss supplement; however, there is little scientific evidence to prove their effectiveness.

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