Development of technologies and more options in transportation have brought convenience, prosperity, and many good things to people's lives. That same modernization over time has removed physical activity from daily routines ?sometimes resulting in poorer health and obesity.
Experts encourage people to increase their daily
servings of fruit and dried fruit.
Raisins and dried fruits are completely natural
foods, the perfect companions to healthier living. Raisins are a high-energy
food, providing natural sugars, potassium, and the fiber and tartaric acid
necessary to keep digestive systems healthy. Plus, they are the most
concentrated, commonly available fruit source for baking, quick additions to
other food items, and snacking.
Just 1.5 oz of Sun-Maid raisins equals one
complete fruit serving.
Recent health findings:
- Adolescent soccer players who ate raisins during game breaks in a study showed significantly higher blood sugar levels at the end of the game.
- Compared to other common snacks, raisins did not trigger the "let down" or low energy response found a few hours later with the other snacks, among people tested.
- Potassium, a key nutrient in raisins, may help reduce the risk of stroke, lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart arrhythmias, and prevent some types of kidney disease.
- Adding just 3 ounces of raisins daily to the diet may prevent constipation and protect against some colon diseases.