Health benefits of raisins



Health benefits of raisins

Raisins are obtained by drying grapes either in the sun or in driers such that they turn golden, green or black in color. Their crinkly look might not appear pleasing to many, but they are one of the healthiest snacks around. In fact, they are a suitable alternative to candies and chocolates because of their delicious sweet taste. They can be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking. They are widely used in cultural cooking in desserts, cookies, pies, puddings as well as savory dishes. They are a valuable source of energy and are used in health tonics and high energy food supplements for athletes, mountaineers and others.

Raisins pack more nutrition than their small size might indicate. When grapes are dehydrated to produce raisins, the nutrients become more concentrated, making a handful of raisins a snack in B vitamins, iron and potassium. Besides nutrients, raisins are also a good source of carbohydrates for energy.

Here are some of health benefits of raisins:

Relieves constipation

Fights gastric cancer

Keeps anemia at bay

Lowers high blood pressure

Makes bones strong

Fights tooth decay

Helps manage weight

Builds heart health

Prevents sagging of the skin

Protects the skin against the sun damage

Prevents hair loss

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