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5 Health Benefits Of Saunf Milk
Are you guilty of picking all the raisins in the dry fruit mix and leaving none for others? Raisins are a delicacy, loved by many across the globe. Interesting fact: The word ‘raisins’ comes from the Latin word racemus which means a cluster of grapes or berries.
Some say that raisins were discovered by accident when they chanced upon a dried bunch of grapes thousands of years ago. Be what it may, we love raisins! They taste good and guess what? The benefits of raisins for skin and hair are so many!
The health-conscious and the smart, prefer to consume organic raisins that are grown without the use of any chemical fertilisers. The organic variety is the highest in terms of nutritional content.
Before we learn about the benefits of raisins for skin and hair, let’s learn how they are made. Raisins are basically dried grapes. Once harvested the grapes are dried until all the moisture content has evaporated completely. Often exposing the grapes to constant sunshine is enough to dry them and turn them into raisins.
Some raisins have seeds, while the others don’t. In India, we call sometimes call raisins as kishmish. There can be different kinds of raisins — just like there are different kinds of grapes. They can be red, yellow, brown etc., depending on the colour of the grapes.
Serving size: 1 cup (165g)
|Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids||11.6mg|
|Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids||47.8mg|
Finally, let’s learn about the benefits of eating raisins for the skin.
Raisins are known to have excellent health benefits. Research published in the journal, ‘Food & Nutrition Research‘ found that raisins can lead to better nutrient intake, better diet quality, lower risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome. But what are the specific benefits of raisins for skin and hair?
Vitamin C is known to display excellent tissue-healing properties. So if you have those annoying acne scars or a wound that needs to heal, Vitamin C works wonders. Raisins are rich in Vitamin C. A review published in the ‘Indian Dermatology Online Journal‘ supports this.
The Vitamin K in the raisins also has wound-healing effects, according to research published in the journal, ‘Indian Journal of Pharmacology‘. This means it will aid in healing stretch marks, blemishes and other skin conditions.
The ageing caused by sun exposure makes our skin looks dull. The vitamins C in raisins reverses photoaging and helps deal with hyperpigmentation too. Bye-bye dark spots! This too was stated in the review published in the ‘Indian Dermatology Online Journal‘.
The nutrient-rich raisins that are also high in the omega fatty acids, provide the essential nutrients for the hair follicles and great skin health. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to add shine to the hair. Hello, flawless hair!
The Natural Medicine Journal published research that found that supplementing with Omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish oil can help in the reduction of hair fall and increase hair density in women. A large amount of Omega-3 fatty acids are present in raisins, having the same effect for hair loss prevention.
Apart from the benefits of raisins for skin and hair, raisins can also help in reducing blood pressure, without raising blood sugar. Raisins can reduce cardiovascular risk, according to a study published in the ‘Journal of Nutritional Science.’
If you were eating raisins only as a mini dessert, think again! The innumerable benefits of raisins for skin and hair are just mind-boggling! If you are sold and are now looking to buy a bunch of these juicy little wonders, buy the organic variety. Apart from its chemical-free cultivation method, organic farming is also great for the environment, the Indian farmer and your health.
Let’s munch on some raisins and say hello to radiant skin and lustrous locks!
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5 Health Benefits Of Saunf Milk