Raisins also known as ‘Kishmish’ in Hindi are extremely delicious and widely popular variety of dry fruits. They are basically the grapes which are dried either under the sun or in the drier. Though many of us prefer not to have this dry fruit as the snack, but this is one of the healthiest snack around. They are a valuable source of energy and are used in health tonics and high energy food supplements. In this article, we are going to discuss about some health benefits of eating raisins daily.
- Treats Acidity:
Abnormal metabolic condition characterized by toxicity of blood which, often gives rise to gases in the respiratory system. This condition is harmful as it can lead to various health problems like skin diseases, arthritis, renal calculi, heart disease and even hair loss. Raisins contain potassium and magnesium which are important components of antacids which helps in neutralising acids thus preventing this condition.
- Increase Bone Health:
Raisins are rich in calcium which is necessary to strengthen bones. Boron, a micronutrient that is abundant in raisins, aids in calcium absorption and bone formation. If you are the person with weak bones, raisins are a good snack for you.
- Treats Anemia:
Raisins are a rich source of iron and copper which are necessary for the formation of red blood cells. Raisins also help to treat iron deficiency anemia and promote blood clotting during wound healing.
- Purifies Blood:
Being an excellent source of natural antioxidants, they accelerate the functions of the liver and kidney. They also eliminate damaging free radicals from our body and detoxify the blood completely. This is helpful for getting a clean and clear skin. Also, raisins contain iron. So, if you are eating raisins daily, it will improve your haemoglobin levels.
- Treats Hair Loss:
These small yet powerful fruits are full of iron, which is an essential nutrient for our body. Iron helps in maintaining our blood circulatory system healthy. A healthy circulatory system is essential for maintaining the blood circulation throughout the scalp, stimulating the hair follicles, and preventing hair fall. Along with iron it is also rich source of vitamin C that facilitates the fast absorption of the minerals and provides proper nourishment to the hair.
So, if you are looking for a combination of nutrition and taste, you have the ‘perfect snack – raisin’ with you. Foods that provide energy and also help meet nutritional needs. And yes, remember, you can include the raisin in your diet in many different ways.