Friday, 17 January 2014

Health Benefits of Kishmish (Raisins)

The amount of fructose and glucose present in raisins make it an excellent source of energy. They also help in weight gain without accumulating cholesterol. The presence of vitamins, amino acids and minerals such as selenium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium facilitate absorption of other nutrients and proteins in the body.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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