As you know, raisins are dried grapes that are typically found in reddish-brown color but can also come in a golden variety. They are naturally sweet and high in sugar and calories but can actually be beneficial to your health when eaten in moderation. Raisins have a lot of benefits: they can aid digestion, boost iron levels, and keep your bones strong, as long as you choose raisins that come from seeded grapes and do not have any added sugars or preservatives, as those are the ones approved by Dr. Sebi.
What are the nutritional benefits of raisins?
Fiber. Fiber is an important aid in digestion and in keeping your stomach full and satisfied. It also plays a role in cholesterol levels. Dietary fiber is known to decrease levels of the "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) type of cholesterol and one-half cup of raisins will give you 3.3 grams of fiber. You can have that half a cup on its own to satisfy a sweet-tooth or add it on top of a salad, such as the Autumn Apple and Pear Salad for extra nutrition and flavor.
Iron. This mineral is vital in making red blood cells and helping them carry oxygen to your body's cells. You need to eat enough iron in order to prevent iron-deficiency anemia and raisins are a good source. One-half cup of raisins contains 1.3 milligrams of iron, which is about 7 percent of the recommended daily amount for most adult females, and 16 percent for adult men. Feeling like you might need a little extra iron in your life? Dr. Sebi's Iron Plus will give you the boost you need.
Calcium and Boron. These two minerals also play a key role in bone health. Calcium helps prevent the development of osteoporosis, a disorder characterized by bone loss that usually occurs as you age. Boron works with calcium to keep your bones and joints healthy. Raisins happen to have both of these minerals, so make sure to load up on them! One delicious way? Dr. Sebi's Festive Stuffed Squash, which makes an amazing main dish for all the family.
Antioxidants. Raisins are an exceptional source of naturally occurring chemicals called phytonutrients, such as phenols and polyphenols. These antioxidants help remove free radicals from your blood and may prevent damage to your cells and DNA, which can help prevent diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Try them in Dr. Sebi's Baked Pears, which makes the perfect ending for any meal.
When it comes to the food you eat, Dr. Sebi advocated a diet full of fruits, vegetables, and without animal products and hybrid foods. Following Dr. Sebi's Nutritional Guide ensures you get all the nutrients you need and results in an alkaline environment inside your body, which is the best way to prevent diseases and chronic illnesses. He also advocated to keep your sugar and fat low, but remember that there's a difference between added sugars and the sugars that naturally occur in fruits and vegetables. All this might seem a bit complicated at first, but don't sweat it! You can find a ton of tips and Journal in Dr. Sebi's YouTube Channel, so make sure to subscribe!