You simply love these sweet dried grapes but for some reason forget to eat them every day.
2 Magnesium and potassium in raisins, two elements present in antacids, are known to be effective in reducing acidity by neutralizing the production of acids in the body and lowering any chances of a condition called acidosis (abnormally high acidity of the blood and other body tissues). Consumption of raisins also lead to minimization of other problems such as boils, skin diseases, arthritis, gout, hair loss, heart diseases, tumours and even, cancer.
3 Raisins are rich in iron, copper and other constituents of vitamin B-complex, which help in the formation of red blood cells and reduce the risk of anemia. Consumption of a good amount of raisins also promotes blood clotting and speeds up the process of healing after an injury.
4 Raisins contain phenolic phytonutrients, which are known for their germicidal, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. They help in preventing and curing fever by fighting viral and bacterial infections. The dried fruits are also rich in vitamin A, A-beta carotene and A-carotenoid that are good for ocular health as they protect the eyes from damage.
5 Regular consumption of raisins is recommended for those suffering from sexual weakness. This is because an amino acid called arginine is known to stimulate libido and induce arousal.
6 Boron, a micro-nutrient, although required by the body in small proportions, is necessary for proper bone formation and is found in raisins. This element is also helpful in preventing osteoporosis induced by menopause in women. Apart from boron, calcium is also present in raisins that are beneficial for the bones and joints.
7 The oleanlic acid found in raisins is known to prevent the growth of Streptococcus mutans and Porphyromans gingivalis: two bacteria responsible for tooth decay, cavities, brittleness of teeth etc. Therefore, raisins are implemental in promoting good dental health.
When ingested, raisins swell as the fiber present in them absorbs water. This helps giving relief for constipation.
Weight Gain –
Raisins are very good for gaining weight, as they are full of fructose and glucose and give a lot of energy. Thus, they form an ideal part of the diet for athletes or body builders who need a lot of energy.
Acidosis is a state of increased acidity of the blood (also known as toxicity of the blood), the source being our stomach acid. Raisins are good source of potassium and magnesium which neutralize the acids and help check acidosis.
Raisins contain considerable amount of iron which directly helps treating anemia.
Raisins are known to stimulate libido and induce arousal.
Bone Health –
Raisins have calcium and is one of the best sources of Boron, which is necessary for proper bone formation and absorption of calcium. Boron is particularly helpful in preventing osteoporosis induced by menopause in women and is very beneficial for bones and joints.
Eye Care –
Raisins have anti oxidant properties that are very good for eye health, as they protect eyes from macular degeneration, age related weakening of vision, cataract, etc. In addition, raisins contain a very good amount of vitamin A.
Dental Care –
Raisins play a crucial role in protecting your teeth against tooth decay, cavities, brittleness of teeth, etc. It is rich in calcium that is very good for promoting dental health.
The presence of polyphenolic antioxidants in this dry fruit controls the movement of free radicals. It mainly treats the problem of colon cancer
It contains an amino acid called Arginine which helps in treating erection-related problem. In India, there is a tradition of making the bride and groom drink a glass of milk, boiled with raisins and a pinch of saffron. This remedy treats sexual weakness by stimulating the libido and inducing sexual arousal.
As raisins contain antibiotic and antioxidant properties, so they treat a high temperature issue.