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6 glorious things that happen you eat soaked raisins daily in the winter season

It comes as no surprise that raisins are endowed with various benefits. But did you know soaking them in water enhances its efficacy? Read on to know the various benefits of soaked raisins.
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All types of raisins are healthy for you! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Shreya Gupta Published: 17 Dec 2020, 11:31 am IST
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We’ve all relished kishmish in our favourite bowl of kheer, or just as a munchie. Of course, there’s no denying that it’s not just delicious, but has several benefits to offer. Kishmish, also called raisin, is a storehouse of nutrients such as iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and fibre. 

And when you soak them overnight to consume it the next morning, it can surprise you with these six benefits.

1. Aids digestion

During the winter season, constipation is one of the most common problems. Raisins are high in fibre and when soaked in water, they act as a natural laxative. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Health found that the fibrous and laxative properties of soaked raisins can help regulate bowel movement, preventing constipation.

2. Good for your bone health

We all know maintaining healthy bones is crucial. They are the backbone of your body, and that’s why you must take good care. A study published in the journal Nutrients noted that raisins are rich in calcium, which further promotes better bone health. Moreover, another study published in the journal EFROT Open Reviews found that soaked raisins contain micronutrients that can help prevent the onset of osteoporosis.

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Raisins will ensure your bones stay healthy! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Boosts energy

During the winter season, we all tend to become lethargic, because of lack of energy, but the good news is that soaked raisins can help! A study published in the journal Food Reviews International found that since raisins have natural fructose and glucose, it can provide your body with a high amount of energy. So, munching on soaked raisins when you are low in energy, is actually a good idea.

4. Boosts immunity

In recent times, when everyone is going gaga over strong immunity, raisins cannot be missed out on! Consuming soaked raisins every single day in the winter season can help your body fight off infection, and other foreign particles. A study published in the journal Nutrition Research found that the vitamin C and B content of raisins helps to build stronger immunity.

5. Keeps liver healthy

A study published in the Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism found that raisins help in removing toxins from your body. One of the tastiest and healthiest dry fruits, soaked raisins can help flush out the toxins from the body, by stimulating the function of the liver.

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Do your liver a favour and nosh on raisins. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
6. Prevents anaemia

In recent times, anaemia has become particularly common. And while anemia doesn’t show many symptoms, it can be life-threatening. Soaked raisins are rich in iron, and can help prevent anaemia by producing sufficient red blood cells. Moreover, it is also rich in copper which promotes the absorption of iron.

So ladies, now you know what to stock up on, when you go grocery shopping the next time!

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Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always. ...Read More

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