Health Benefits Of Raisins

Health Benefits Of Raisins
Health Benefits Of RaisinsHealth Benefits Of Raisins

Hey sugar,

You love sweet stuff right? I’m sure you love raisins too, not as much as I do though. I absolutely love them in my bread, cakes and even ice-cream. Too bad I’m not allowed to have any pastry or ice-cream for now.

But are raisins good for just their sweetening abilities?

Raisins might look odd (I don’t think they do though), but the health benefits they provide are immense. Raisins contain several nutrients and minerals which provide relief from many physical problems including gastrointestinal complaints, arthritis, kidney stones, heart diseases, anemia and so on.

Raisins are basically dried grapes that are also very good to eat. Listed below are the 6 major health benefits of raisins.

1. Boost sexual health

Eating raisins daily improves your sexual drive. Raisins contain an amino acid called arginine which helps in the arousal of the libido, thereby boosting your sex life.

2. Prevent cancer

Raisins provide protection from colon cancer because they contain a polyphenolic antioxidant called catechin. This protects the body from the proliferation of free radicals, responsible for the growth of tumors.

3. Improve digestion

Raisins are highly fibrous in nature and thus help in the cleaning the digestive tract. They clean away toxins and other wastes from the gastrointestinal tract and maintain a healthy digestive system.

4. Enhance bones and oral health

Raisins help in the strengthening of bones and teeth as they contain calcium in high quantities. Raisins also contain a micronutrient called boron which aids in the absorption of calcium and formation of bone mass which is extremely beneficial in the prevention of bone diseases like osteoporosis, especially in post-menopausal women.

5. Supply energy

Raisins are a good source of energy and are extremely helpful for athletes. They also help those desirous of weight gain. Raisins contain sugars like glucose and fructose which are rich energy providers and are thus helpful for anybody who consumes them.

6. Boost immunity

Raisins help in the absorption of various nutrients and minerals in the body including vitamins and proteins. Thus, they essentially boost the immune system of the body.

Raisins are delicious. They also come in various colours – black, green, golden and so on. Hence, they are used for garnishing dishes in almost every cuisine around the world. Raisins are very good health snacks, good for everybody, easy to carry due to their light weight and the health benefits they provide are immense. So start eating raisins today and enjoy their health benefits to the fullest!

Nesiama Rephael
Fashion lover. Drama queen. Straight up weirdo.

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