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Remedies And Natural Benefits Of Raisins

Raisins are high-energy, low fat, convenient snack which fit easily in a lunch box. They don't go bad easily and can be kept just about anywhere for months at a time without getting mushy. For this reason they are very popular with hikers and backpackers. Apart from mere convenience, studies indicate that they can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and keep digestion and blood healthy.

 

Whether one has high blood pressure or not, raisins are one of the best snacks one can buy because they are a good source of potassium and minerals which helps to lower high blood pressure. Raisins are also a good source of iron, particularly for those who eat little or no meat. Iron is essential as it creates hemoglobin in red blood cells which the body needs to transport oxygen.

 

Furthermore raisins are also a good source of dietary fiber which helps to prevent such problems as constipation and hemorrhoids, lowers cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.

 

To get the most benefit from eating raisins, eat raisins with food rich in vitamin C as this helps improve the absorption of iron. Buy raisins in snack-size packs and take them with you to eat whenever you need a boost in energy.

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