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Posted by: Berry | 2010/04/19

Raspberries free?

Hi Diet Doc
Thanks for a wonderful forum. Are raspberries considered a ''free food''? What does this mean exactly - do they contain such low kilojoules that the intake will not affect a kilojoule restricted weight loss diet? or is it that they''re healthy contain antioxidants etc so although still counting the kilojoules, the benefits outweigh the ''bad''? how many grams can a person eat per day if still trying to lose weight? Thank you!

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Dear Berry
Thank you for your kind words which are appreciated. The so-called 'Free foods' contain so much water that they have a very low kJ content and can be used in slimming diets. Raspberries contain 206 kJ per 100g, which only represents 3,3% of the daily energy intake of an adult woman who is on an energy-reduced diet. The portion size is 1/2 to 1 cup.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/04/20

Dear Berry
Thank you for your kind words which are appreciated. The so-called 'Free foods' contain so much water that they have a very low kJ content and can be used in slimming diets. Raspberries contain 206 kJ per 100g, which only represents 3,3% of the daily energy intake of an adult woman who is on an energy-reduced diet. The portion size is 1/2 to 1 cup.
Enjoy
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