Published On: Fri, Jan 22nd, 2016

5 advantages of Raisins


The natural candies, Raisins, possess a delightful sweetness and considerable health. Pakistani kishmish is an easily accessible super foods and this group of dry fruit has many other health benefits.

Reduces cancer risk

This delicious dried snack elevates the levels of catechins, which are polyphenolic antioxidants in the blood. Antioxidants grope the liberated radicals that drift across the body and cause chaos on the organ systems and cells.  By putting this dry fruit in your diet and raising the level of these powerful antioxidants in your system, can avoid cancer development, or hold up its advancement if you have previously some kind of the fatal disease.

Helps with hypertension

It is also considered since many years that kishmish can lessen blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart, and now new research studies have also disclosed that it reduces blood pressure. The research concluded that there is a great connection between reduced hypertension and consumption of kishmish or Raisins. It holds a lot of nutrients which are advantageous, but some studies say that they have much potassium which helps with this condition. Potassium plays a great role in reducing the tension of blood vessels and diminishes blood pressure, and raisins have dietary fiber which affects the biochemistry of blood vessels and decreases their rigidity, which also ease hypertension.

Controls adverse insulin response

Research recommends that raisins reduce the postprandial (after lunch or dinner) insulin reaction and also assist in regulating the liberation of leptin and ghrelin, which are the hormones dependable for signaling to the body when it is hungry or full. This dry fruit keeps the hormones in check and develop a healthy diet which avoids overeating, it also useful for diabetes patient.

Protects eyes from damage

This tasty dry fruit encompasses polyphenolic phytonutrients which have antioxidant features.  These phytonutrients are outstanding for optical health because they guard eyes against the harm happened by free radicals (oxidants). They also have great amounts of vitamin-A, A-Beta Carotene and A-Carotenoid which are useful for optical health.

Strengthens the bones

They also have calcium which is essential for our bones and also encompasses the best sources of Boron, a very important micronutrient. Micronutrient is a nutrient which is essential for our body and required in very small amount. Boron helps in bone formation and help in absorption of calcium. Boron is also useful in avoiding osteoporosis tempted by menopause in women and valuable for bones and joints.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.