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Monday, November 29, 2010

Raisins

Raisins, a great option from when you're craving a sweet healthy snack! Raisins are a high energy food, which provides natural sugars, potassium and the fiber necessary to keep our digestive system healthy. I was amazed to find out that just a 1/4 cup of raisin is equal to 1 full fruit serving which can be part of a healthy diet. Raisins are great for when you need a boost in a workout or sport, the high sugar levels give a natural boost, and you won't crash because its all natural. The Potassium in raisins can help reduce the risk of stroke, lower blood pressure, and help prevent some types of kidney disease. Also, adding about 3 ounces(about a handful) of raisins daily can help prevent constipation.( The only thing that we need to keep in mind is, that because of the high sugar levels, although natural, can cause weight gain for someone who doesn't have an active lifestyle. Therefore, eat in moderation.... Random thought- Every time I eat raisins I think of that singing raisin commercial with the "Heard it through the grapevine" song..lol

1 comment:

b-3sportsblog.com said...

hummm... Good to know!
I will add raisins to my diet.