Islamabad, August 31 (Online): Raisins, aka Kishmish are the itsy bitsy packets of energy. They are commonly used for garnishing sweet dishes and desserts but they should be used more than that. As they offer a lot of health benefits as well.
Raisins are rich in vitamin B-complex and iron. These are important in formation and maturation of the red blood cells. It is highly recommended for women and boys undergoing the growth spurt to make raisins a part of their diet.
Raisins are rich in polyphenolic phytonutrients. These chemicals help reduce antioxidants that tend to weaken the eye sight. Vitamin A and carotenoids are also found in raisins. They are well known to combat color-blindness. So if you or someone close to you has weak eyes, let them know that raisins can help them a great deal!
As mentioned earlier, Polyphenolic phytonutrients are found in raisins. These antioxidants trap the free radicals and kill them; hence preventing cancer. Free radicals are what basically spur the metastasis which causes abnormal growth of cells.
The fiber in raisins is insoluble; it swells in the presence of water. They have a laxative effect and help against constipation.
A lot of us take adequate milk and calcium products but they are not properly absorbed; one reason why so many people have low calcium levels. Consuming a bunch of raisins daily with a glass of milk would make it easy for the calcium to be absorbed.