Benefits of eating raisins

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October 5, 2019

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Benefits of eating raisins

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Raisins have several health benefits. They include bone health, improved digestion, iron levels, acidosis, and sexual dysfunction.

What are Raisins?

Raisins, naturally sweet in flavor, are made by drying grapes, and pack a nutritional punch!

Nutrition

The USDA National Nutrient Database says raisins are a good source of fiber, energy, protein, and carbohydrates. They are also high in calories but have a low glycemic index. They contain zero cholesterol.

Raisins contain vitamin C, vitamin B-6, thiamin, folate, riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid.

They also contain minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and zinc

Benefits

Raisins have fiber in them that helps to absorb the natural fluids present in the body. It also helps give relief from constipation.

Relieves bloating

The fiber in raisins also helps sweep out harmful materials and toxins from the digestive tract.

Prevents acidity

Raisins prevent acidity due to the rich content of potassium and magnesium.

Promotes oral health

Being rich in calcium, raisins strengthens tooth enamel.

Rich in antioxidants

They have high levels of antioxidants that protect against the damage caused by free radicals.

Improves skin health

Raisins contain antioxidants and vitamin C that help keep the skin taut, radiant and youthful.

Promotes hair health

Regular consumption of raisins helps promote thick and shiny hair

Promotes sound sleep

Raisins contain iron. Therefore, the intake of raisins helps ensure sound sleep.

Controls cholesterol levels

High levels of fiber, potassium, tannins, polyphenols, phenolic acid, and antioxidants in raisins replace saturated fats in the diet.

Promote kidney health

Raisins contain potassium and can help prevent the formation of kidney stones. (Agencies)

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