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Raisins : Health Benefits; Ayurvedic Perspective

If you are feeling tired say after a workout or from some acute illness i.e. In convalescence or may be from menses I recommend to eat handful of raisins .

Ayurveda has described its health benefits thousands of years ago; which modern nutrition science now proving by various experiments.....

Here giving info both in Ayurvedic style and modern nutrition style too!! 😉

Eat healthy , be healthy !!

द्राक्षापरुषकार्श्मयफलैः क्वापि फलोत्तमा

One of the best fruits !!

Ayurveda has classified it as – "Svabhavataha hitkara dravya"– one of the naturally healthy substances that is good for all.

तृष्णादाह ज्वरश्वास रक्तपित्त क्षतक्षयान्| वातपित्तमुदावर्तं स्वरभेदं मदात्ययम् तिक्तास्यतामास्यशोषं कासं चाशु व्यपोहति| मृद्वीका बृंहणी वृष्या मधुरा स्निग्धशीतला||

Raisin provides immediate cure for Trishna – excessive thirst, Daha – Burning sensation Jwara – fever Shwasa – asthma, respiratory disorders involving difficulty in breathing Raktapitta – bleeding disorders like nasal bleeding and menorrhagia Kshata – chest injury Kshaya – tuberculosis, chronic respiratory diseases wasting of muscles Vata Pitta disorders Udavarta – bloating Swarabheda – hoarse voice Madatyaya – alcoholism Tiktasyata – bitter taste in tongue Asya Shosha – mouth dryness Kasa – cold, cough Raisins are Bruhmani – improves nourishment Vrushya – aphrodisiac Madhura – sweet Snigdha – unctuous, oily Sheetala – coolant Mootradosha – urinary tract infection

द्राक्षाबिल्वशिवादीनां फलं शुष्कं गुणाधिकम्

In case of grapes, the dried fruits are better than the fresh.

Data presented at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session in 2012 suggest that, among individuals with mild increases in blood pressure, the routine consumption of raisins (three times a day) may significantly lower blood pressure, especially when compared to eating other common snacks. Raisins, like all dried fruits, are very good tools for gaining weight in a healthy way, since they are full of fructose and glucose and contain a lot of potential energy. Raisins form an ideal part of a diet for athletes or body builders who need powerful boosts of energy or for those who want to put on weight without accumulating unhealthy amounts of cholesterol. Their role as a healthy addition to the diet is further boosted because of the many vitamins, amino acids and minerals in raisins, such as selenium and phosphorus, which facilitate absorption of other nutrients and proteinsin the body. Raisins also stimulate the efficient absorption of other proteins, vitamins, and nutrients gained from food, which improves your overall energy and immune system strength.

Dental Care: Oleanolic Acid, one of the phytochemicals present in raisins, plays a crucial role in protecting your teeth against tooth decay, cavities, and teeth brittleness.

Raisins also help to regulate the release of leptin and ghrelin, which are the hormones responsible for telling the body when it is hungry or full. By keeping these hormones in check, people who eat raisins can improve their chances of maintaining a healthy diet and prevent overeating.

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