How Raisins Raise the Level of Healthy Life

Dehydrated or sun-dried sweet grapes are called ‘Raisins’. If you haven’t consumed them yet, start having handful of raisins at least twice a day.

Studies done by the experts at various universities all over the world have proved that raisins have several health benefits. According to USDA, raisins are one of the top antioxidant foods.

Below are some of those health benefits of making raisins part of regular diet:

  • Regular intake of raisins supports immune system as well as digestive system
  • It also helps decrease the levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol. Higher levels of LDL are related to blockage in arteries or plaque lining the arteries which can lead to cardiovascular disease
  • Antioxidants in raisins help protect cells from oxidative damage, leading to slowed aging processes in the body and brain
  • Inulin, a soluble fiber in raisins helps prevent colon cancer and heart disease
  • Oleanolic acid in raisins helps avoid decaying of teeth and formation of plaque in mouth
  • Potassium in raisings helps maintain the levels of sodium in our body which eventually helps lower high blood pressure
  • Polyphenols in raisins protect eyes from diseases or weak eye-sights by defeating oxygen stealing free radicals

Moreover, recent phytochemical studies have proved that raisins are the most convenient, low-fat, high-energy snack items!

So, why not make raisins an integral part of our regular diet, especially kids’ diet and have a wonderful, healthy life?!

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