Raisins are dried grapes and you can’t believe what health benefits they have. High amounts of calories and sugar makes them to be called “nature’s candy”.
A single serving of raisins which is a half of cup contains more than 200 calories and 47 grams sugar.
Raisins are also rich in fiber and vitamins and minerals. Raisins are a good source of iron, potassium, copper, vitamin B6 and manganese.
Here are some benefits of raisins:
- Aid in digestion
- Prevent anemia
- Lower the risk of heart disease
- Fight against cancer
- Promotes eye health
- Improves skin health
- Lower blood sugar
Are raisins healthy?
People always ask if they can eat raisins when they are struggling with diabetes. The sweet taste of raisins is because of the high amount of sugar but it doesn’t mean diabetics can’t eat them. And also it doesn’t mean they can eat a large amount of it every day!
Are raisins vegan?
Raisins absolutely are vegan because they have no added ingredients. They’re also gluten-free. You can use them as a perfect snack because of the high amounts of calories.
Are raisins good for weight loss?
If you are watching your weight it is good to consider the fact that all dried fruits are rich in calories while they have small amount of water. A cup of raisins contains 500 calories, so if you want to lose weight we don’t recommend you to eat raisins as a main meal.