Desk | 20 March 2020 | 9:42 pm
Raisins are either a food you love or hate. As a shivereled grtape, you may understand the raisins’ plight. But like the grape and most other fruits — dried included — raisins are good for you and make a healthy addition to your diet. And because they lack water content, you don’t need to eat a lot get the benefits.
Raisins are commonly used:
* as a salad topping
* mixed into oatmeal
* in yogurt
* in granola or cereal
Here are the 10 health benefits of raisins
1. Help In Digestion:
Having a few raisins every day is good for your stomach. Raisins contain fibres that start to swell in the presence of water. These give a laxative effect to the stomach and help in relieving constipation. Also, daily intake of raisins keeps the bowel movement regular and the fibers help to keep toxins and waste products out of the system (1).
2. Help Prevent Cancer:
An antioxidant named cateching present in raisins helps in protecting the body against the free radical activity that can cause tumours and colon cancer (4).
3. Helps in losing weight
These dried grapes are super low in calories and are naturally sweet. They are also quite fibrous, therefore, helping the body feel full for longer with a small serving. The sweetness of the raisins satisfies your taste buds and the fiber helps you feel full, aiding in weight loss.
4. Reduces Arthritis Pain
Raisins contain polyphenols that offers strong anti-inflammatory properties. It helps relieve chronic pain in bones like arthritis. You can add 10-12 raisins in any sweet dish or have them in early in the morning to reduce pain in your bones.
5. Improve skin health
Antioxidants may help keep the skin cells young and prevent damage from aging cells. Raisins also contain valuable nutrients, such as vitamin C, selenium, and zinc. This combination of nutrients and antioxidants may be a helpful addition to a diet that focuses on creating good skin health.
6. Promotes Hair Health
Raisins prevents hair fall as it is rich in Vitamin C. The anti-inflammatory properties help prevent scalp irritation, dandruff and flakiness from your hair. Raisins promotes hair health and provides shine to your hair.
7. Fever Reducer
Since they are rich in phenolic phytochemicals, they are great antibacterial and antioxidant agents. Raisins are helpful in relievng bacterial infection or fever caused by viruses.
5. Treats Anemia
Raisins contains iron that helps in the treatment of anemia. Vitamin B complex and copper content helps in the formation of red blood cells. You can add or garnish raisins on your savory dishes or have them any time in your day (preferably 2 times)
9. Protects Bones
Calcium and boron have a protective effect on bone health. Raisins also contain calcium and boron. Even dried fruits are one of the sources with more boron content.
10. Reduces Sexual Weakness
Yes, it’s true that raisins are good to better your sex life. Raisins contain amino acids like Arginine, which increases the libido content in the body and induces arousal. Erectile dysfunction is another problem that it treats in men, and hence is very good for men in this matter.