Eat Raisins!

by Liz Heather in

Are you eating raisins? You really should be. Everyone and their brother has been telling me to eat breakfast for years, so I've started. And the only consistent cereal that I can daily love is any form of raisin bran (and I don't mean the Kellogg's one - get an organic brand, like the one shown below, so the raisins don't come coated in extra sugar). 

Cascadian Farm Organic

And every time I find one of those sweet little raisins on my spoon full of milk, I get maybe 5% excited. Why is this? I don't know, I guess I treat the raisins as the little prizes of my breakfast. They're definitely the highlight of forcing myself to eat bran every morning, but I've also come to realize that they're just really tasty in general. Do you have any idea how good they are for you? Other than the eons of reasons why they're so good for you, here were the ones that stood out in my mind. 

  • Enhances mouth health

Unlike candy, raisins contain oleanolic acid, which provides protection against cavities and tooth decay, and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. 

  • Enhances bone health

Raisins are a rich source of calcium, which is necessary to strengthen bones and teeth. A micronutrient that is abundant in raisins–boron–aids in calcium absorption and bone formation. If you are a postmenopausal woman, raisins are a good snack for you because the calcium and boron present in them help prevent the development of osteoporosis. 

  • Stimulates sexuality

You could find natural stimulation through regular consumption of raisins. An amino acid in raisins called arginine helps to arouse the libido.

     All those facts were found here