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Don't want Anemia and Sexual weakness eat Raisins.10 health benefits of Raisins

Updated on February 4, 2011

What are Raisins ?

Raisins can be defined as Grapes(Vitis Vinifera) that have been dried and have a sweet taste.Raisins are counted as most nutritious dried food in the world.They are the most common dried fruit used in cakes ,candies and many recipes.

Health benefits of Raisins.

  • Antioxidant properties. Raisins are having good antioxidant properties they help to keep blood clean and flowing ,it clears all impurities in blood.
  • Weight Gain. Raisins are full of fructose and glucose which gives a lot of energy.Raisins are ideal diet for Athletes and Body builders who want to gain weight.Many vitamins ,minerals and Amino acids present in Raisins encourages to take every day
  • Anemia. For every 100 gm of Raisins total carbohydrates is 79 gm and Iron 1.88 mg which is a considerable amount.This helps directly treating Anemia.The B complex vitamins present in Raisins helps in formation of blood and red blood cells.
  • Bone Density.There is50 mg of Calcium for every 100 gm of Raisins which is essential for bones.So Raisins are believed to be good for bone density.Regular consumption of will prevent (or lower risk) of Osteoporosis in women.
  • Heart Disease.Studies reveled that Raisins contain additional nutritional compounds that protect us against Heart disease and Colon Cancer.
  • Sexual Weakness.It is recommended for those suffering from sexual weakness to consume Raisins regularly.Because the presence of amino acid ,Arginine ,stimulate libido and induce arousal.This is beneficial in treating problem in erection.
  • Good for eyes.Raisins are good for eyes an have been found to be helpful in prevention of macular degeneration.
  • Good for teeth.Raisins are also great for healthy gums and teeth.Though Raisins are sticky and very sweet Oleanolic Acid present in raisins helps to protect or teeth.
  • Acidity.Heartburn or Acidity is a common problem for many people.If it i untreated it leads to many other problems.Raisins helps prevent Acidity.
  • Constipation.The presence of the fiber in dried grapes helps to relieve constipation.The fiber absorbs the water and relieve constipation.

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    • Venessa1 profile image

      Venessa1 7 years ago

      Great info, I love to hear about healthy alternatives.

    • sligobay profile image

      sligobay 7 years ago from east of the equator

      I knew that I liked raisins and now I know why!