Raisins: useful properties

Translated from Turkish, the word “raisins” means “grapes”. Before we talk about the properties of raisins, we will first consider what it happens.

There are 4 types of raisins:

pitted navy blue;

light, small, seedless, from green and white varieties of sweet grapes;

light olive with one stone, medium in size;

fleshy, large and very sweet with few seeds.

As in the case of the grape itself, dark raisins are considered the most useful , rather than light. Let us consider in more detail how raisins are so valuable, the useful properties of which have found application in the treatment of various diseases, and in cooking, and even in cosmetology.

Since ancient times, people used raisins in the treatment of various diseases. The useful properties of this dried fruit are transferred to it from the grapes completely. All micro and macro elements present in wine berry are also present in raisins. But, since the concentration of all nutrients in dried grapes is several times higher than in fresh berries, it should not be used without measure.

The benefits of raisins are due to the high content of mineral salts, vitamins and organic acids. The amount of sugars (fructose and glucose) in raisins is 8 times higher than in grapes. Proteins, fiber, thiamine, fats, vitamins A, B2, B5 and B1, E, ascorbic and nicotinic acid, biotin, folic acid; potassium, calcium, boron, magnesium, chlorine, iron and other macronutrients, a huge number of minerals - all this is found in a dried berry.

Raisins have a fairly high calorie content: one hundred grams contains about 300 kcal. For this reason, it is not recommended for those who are overweight.

Due to its rich potassium content, dried fruit from grapes accelerates skin regeneration, activates the work of the heart muscles and has a beneficial effect on the kidneys. It also strengthens the cardiovascular system, therefore it is recommended for people suffering from diabetes mellitus, vegetative-vascular dystonia, arrhythmia and other cardiovascular diseases.

And boron, which is part of it, is indispensable for the prevention of osteoporosis.

Niacin, or niacin, is an important component of the enzymes that are involved in the respiration of cells, in the metabolism of proteins. These enzymes contained in raisins normalize nervous activity. Dried grape berry strengthens the nervous system of the body and acts as a good sedative, so doctors advise it to people with increased irritability.

Also has raisins useful properties, thanks to which it perfectly eliminates puffiness, enhances the excretion of urine and removes toxins from the body (which helps a lot in case of poisoning).

The useful properties of raisins are known to gynecologists who recommend that pregnant women regularly use raisins. After all, a woman waiting for a child often suffers from anemia (lack of iron), and this affects the energy supply and nutrition of the fetus. Raisins, in particular, together with nuts and dried apricots, increase the amount of iron in the body of a future mother. In addition, it is no secret that during pregnancy, the need for calcium doubles, and the raisins contain this substance, which is extremely useful for the expectant mother. And the potassium contained in this shriveled berry reduces edema and lowers blood pressure. After all, it is these health problems that so often concern pregnant women. As you can see, raisins, its beneficial properties for pregnant women on the face. And nursing mothers will be able to increase the amount of milk, including in the diet dishes with raisins and any nuts, of course, in a small amount.

For many skin diseases, doctors attribute the use of dried grapes. For example, with rash, raisins can also help. Its useful properties are manifested in a calming effect on the skin. After all, with lichen, the affected skin constantly itches, and itching must be soothed so.

Raisins are also used to get rid of malignant tumors on the skin. The affected areas of the body are rubbed with cut raisins: the effect is visible after the first or second application.

Oleanolic acid, which is found in raisins, is an antioxidant and suppresses bacteria in the human body. For this reason, dried berry is very useful for diseases of the oral cavity, since it is there that contains the most bacteria. Raisins even treat tooth decay and gum disease.

In case of gastrointestinal problems or after diseases, it is useful to take decoctions of raisins, cranberries and oats.

This dried fruit has a choleretic effect. Therefore, suffering from nausea, heartburn or belching due to stagnation of bile, it is useful to include raisins and decoction from it in your diet. The use of raisins and its derivatives will help get rid of excess bile, and you will feel much better.

It is good to make decoctions of raisins for diseases of the lungs and throat: for bronchitis, pneumonia. They will come to help with cough or runny nose.

In case of hair loss, a mask with raisins will help.

In addition to using raisins as a cure for many diseases, this surprisingly useful dried fruit is widely used in cooking for the preparation of confectionery.

Despite the abundance of useful properties, raisins also have contraindications. Due to the high calorie content of this dried fruit, overweight people, as well as those suffering from diabetes, heart failure, with active tuberculosis, stomach ulcers and enterocolitis, it is undesirable to eat raisins.

The beneficial properties of this wonderful product are obvious. Use them to maintain your health!

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/008930117236215063/

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