Raisins - Nature's Candy
Raisins, lovingly referred to as nature's candy, are an all natural and sugar-free food that is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.
They are fat free, cholesterol free, and loaded with natural energy to keep you fueled and full. An ideal heart-healthy snack for those on the go, some might be surprised at all of the benefits of eating these sun-dried jewels...
Energy - Raisins are an athletes best friend - sweet, convenient, nutritious, and improves the body's performance. Loaded with magnesium for proper nerve and muscle function, calcium for the heart and nervous system, potassium for regulation of heart beat and blood pressure, folate for circulation, and vitamin B-6 for water retention and conversion of carbohydrates to energy.
Oral Health - According to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, certain chemicals in raisins suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease. Unlike chemical-laden candy, raisins contain oleanolic acid which provides protection against cavities, tooth decay, and helps to prevent bacterial growth that is responsible for gingivitis and other periodontal diseases.
Anti-Cholesterol - Raisins are loaded with soluble fiber that combats bad cholesterol, but they also contain polyphenols that suppress the enzymes responsible for absorbing cholesterol into the body, helping to reduce high cholesterol. Moreover, they are loaded with Potassium, which helps to regulate the fluid in your body and maintains a healthy blood pressure, further strengthening your defenses against high cholesterol.
Immunity Health - A daily dose of Eatnuts.com Raisins may help reduce your risk for diseases like cancer and heart disease. Raisins contain the powerful polyphenolic antioxidant known as catechin, which protects against free radicals, helping to combat the development of chronic illnesses. Raisins also contain substances called phytonutrients, which have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which help your immune system give any foreign invader the boot.
Sexual Health - Raisins are rich in Vitamin A, polyphenolic phytonutrients, and Arginine. Arginine is a vital amino acid that the body requires to maintain healthy functions and works to boost your immune system. Arginine improves blood flow in the body, and works similarly to Viagra. The Vitamin A found in raisins is necessary for a healthy reproductive system in women, and combats impotency in men.
Brain Power - Raisins contain high amounts of Boron, a potent brain-boosting mineral. Boron helps to improve hand-eye co-ordination, cognitive function, and memory. Other great sources of Boron are Eatnuts.com Almonds and Eatnuts.com Dried Apricots.
Posted on Thursday, 01 May 2014 in Health Articles