Raisins are not just add-ons to recipes, they also have health benefits

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Raisins, in Philippine setting, are known to be great addition to recipes, salads, and even to trail mix for outdoor activities.

However, a small food as raisin, it is not known to many that it has precious benefits to one’s health.

Here are some of them:

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It helps improve digestion

Raisins are rich in fiber which can help in regular b0wel movement; keeping the digestive system healthy.

It contains iron, copper, and vitamins

These nutrients are essential for making red bl00d cells and carrying oxygen in the body, preventing anemia. Raisins also contain a good source of potassium, which helps the bl0od vessels to relax, thus preventing cardiovascular health risks.

Raisins prevent acidity

Because raisins are rich in beneficial minerals such as iron, copper, magnesium, and potassium, it can also prevent acidity.

It helps protect eye health 

Raisins are also a good source of antioxidant compounds that may protect the cells in the eyes from free radical damage. Experts say by regularly consuming raisins, it can also prevent cataracts.

Improves skin health

Antioxidants present in raisins may help keep the skin cells young and prevent damage. It also contain vitamin C, selenium, and zinc, which can be a good addition to a diet for a good skin health.

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It can be a remedy for bad dental health

Raisins contain a phytochemical called oleanolic acid that protect you from dental problems such as cavities, tooth decay or brittle teeth. It is also rich in calcium that can protect tooth enamel.

Raisins help in fever

Since raisins are rich in phenolic phytochemicals, they are helpful in relieving bacterial infections or fever caused by viruses.

It boosts energy

One of the common, if not the most, use of raisins is as an essential addition to trail mix or energy snacks. It is because a handful of raisins can actually boost your spirits and elevate energy level.