I’ve been looking for different snacks to eat, as I am trying to be ultra healthy these days. I went to the Health shop and was recommended to try raisins. I had forgotten just how healthy they are. I’ve just had some and they’ve definitely taken the ‘sugar’ urge and the ‘I need a large snack’ urge away.
1. Increases Energy
2. Aids Digestion
Fibres in raisins swell as they absorb water, promoting a laxative effect and relieving constipation. Regular intake of raisins helps in maintaining regular bowel movement.
3. Mouth Health
Raisins contain oleanolic acid, which provides protection against cavities and tooth decay, and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause gingivitis and other periodontal diseases.
4. Bone Health
Raisins are a rich source of calcium, which is necessary to strengthen bones and teeth. A micronutrient that is abundant in raisins–boron–aids in calcium absorption and bone formation.
5. Body Acidity Reduction
The potassium and magnesium contents of raisins help reduce acidity (an abnormal metabolic condition known as acidosis) and remove toxins from the body, which may cause diseases such as arthritis, gout, kidney stones and heart disease.
6. Treats Infections
Raisins contain substances that have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
7. Protects Eyes
The polyphenolic phytonutrients in raisins also possess antioxidant properties that protect the eyes from harmful free radicals that may cause the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, blindness and other visual disorders.
8. Treats Anemia
Raisins are rich in iron and copper, which are necessary in the formation of red blood cells. Raisins also help to correct iron deficiency anemia and promote blood clotting during wound healing.
9. Cancer Prevention
The polyphenolic antioxidant in raisins, known as catechin, provides protection against free radicals, which causes the development of tumors, specifically colon cancer.