What Happens To Your Body If You Eat Raisins! Raisins are not well known, and you might not even prefer them as a snack, probably considering that they may not offer you something special.
Maybe, it is a relatively unknown food for you. In fact, it is a superfood containing plenty of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. However, through my current video, I hope I will be able to allay the doubts of those who haven’t eaten raisins until now. You will discover and get to know great food that many ancient writers, such as Aristotle and Plato, have written about.
You will also find out where the raisins come from, what their categories are, how many calories, vitamins, and minerals they contain, and what the ideal quantity is to eat per day. You will also find out how raisins can help iron deficiency, blood pressure, gut, heart, and pregnancy, as well as if they have possible side effects.
If, of course, you are watching a Rogmes video for the first time, sign up and tap the bell, so you don’t miss any of the following videos. Raisins come from dehydrated grapes, and while they are considered to be nuts, they actually belong to the fruit category. One category of raisins is the common one produced in various countries such as Australia, China, and the U.S.A. The second category is blonde raisins, also called “Sultanas” and Greece, Turkey, and Iran are countries that usually produce them. The third category is the so-called “Muscat” which is one of the best varieties of raisins, as they are the largest and with an amber color.
The fourth category is the black currant, also called “Corinthian”. They are also known as the “black diamond” of Corinth. Greece is the basic country producing them, in the areas of western and northern Peloponnese and Zante. Indeed, according to clinical studies in volunteers, black currants are considered the only type of currant worldwide that is proven to be a nutritional bomb of vitamins and nutrients, with infinite benefits for our bodies. Raisins contain nearly 300 calories per 100 grams, while one raisin contains about five calories.
So, let us see now, what happens to your body if you eat raisins, and how they can help prevent or treat various health problems. No. 1: They contain lots of vitamins and minerals
Raisins are still a a nutritional treasure because they contain infinite vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that make them a true superfood, such as: Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, and D, fibers, thiamine, iron, natural sugars, phosphorus, zinc, boron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, while they are rich in antioxidants. No. 2: They help the digestive system and the intestine A few raisins a day are enough for better digestion and our stomach health. They contain fibers that give a laxative effect in the stomach and help relieve constipation. Also, daily consumption of raisins keeps bowel movement healthy, and enable it to remove toxins and waste from the body.
No. 3: Raisins increase libido Eating raisins is also great for your sexual life and they increase libido because they contain an amino acid called arginine, which aids in sexual stimulation. They are especially important for men because they help cure erectile dysfunction and can enhance the erotic mood. In fact, there is a tradition in India, where the bride and the groom drink a glass of boiled raisins and saffron, the famous Greek “Red saffron”. No. 4: Help in the treatment of anemia Raisins are high in iron and B-complex vitamins that help in the treatment of anemia, while the copper they contain also aids in the production of red blood cells. No. 5: Decrease the acidity of the body Raisins contain potassium and magnesium at very good levels, which help reduce acidity in the body and remove toxins. This particularly important function prevents various diseases such as arthritis, gout, kidney stones, and heart disease. No. 6: Enhance eyes’ health
Raisins are rich in the antioxidant “polyphenols”, as well as beta-carotene that helps keep our eyes in good health while enhancing eye protection. They significant reduce the effect of free radicals, which weaken the vision and cause muscle degeneration and cataracts.
No. 7: They help in oral and bone health
Raisins contain antimicrobial phytochemicals such as oleic acid, which suppress the growth of bacteria in the mouth that cause dental cavities and gum ailments. In addition, they contain a significant amount of calcium that prevents tooth decay or breakage, while boron also helps to reduce overall germs in the mouth. No. 8: They lower blood pressure and stroke risk Researchers have found that daily consumption of raisins can significantly lower blood pressure, especially when compared to other common snacks. The study was presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology in 2012, stating that people with mild hypertension can benefit from mild raisins consumption. Furthermore, the potassium they contain is a key mineral for the proper functioning of our cells, tissues, and organs and contributes to a lower risk of stroke and especially an ischemic stroke. No. 9: They help control diabetes A 2015 study showed that those who consumed processed snacks increased their glucose levels by 23% after a meal, while those who consumed –especially- dark raisins reduced those levels by 19%. Overall, researchers suggest that reasonably, it is a healthy snack option for patients with Type II diabetes. That is because their fiber content helps the body process natural raisin sugars, which also helps prevent insulin disorders. No. 10: Help in pregnancy slimming A small amount of raisins offers many benefits to pregnancy for both the mother and the baby because they are rich in nutrients and vitamins that support the development of the fetus while preventing eating unhealthy snacks. However, how many raisins are good to eat daily? A good amount is about 10 raisins a day because, like all dried fruits, they are high in calories. Therefore, you should not increase those quantities, so as not to sharply increase your weight. As for the possible side effects of eating raisins, you should read the label on the packaging carefully, as some raisins treated with sulfur dioxide can aggravate asthma and other allergic reactions in people with sulfur sensitivity. Also, because of their high fructose content, their continued or increased consumption can also increase the chances of developing diabetes, especially if it is hereditary. As always, if you have any health problems or are taking medicines, you should first ask the doctor who supervises you before you start eating raisins. Did you know how important raisins are to our bodies and health, and how they can help prevent or improve various health problems? As always, please feel free to leave your precious comment below! Thank you very much for watching this video. You can also find me on my blog, Rogmes.gr, and in the description below the video, you can find the links to get free Greek eBooks on healthy eating, fitness, beauty and overall health. Raisins are a nutritional treasure, and they are essential and important for the proper functioning of the organs, as well as the whole of our body. I wish you all the best and be always healthy! Many kisses!