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Are Raisins Good For You?

by Fabian Jackson

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If you’ve been wondering whether raisins are actually any good for you then you’ve found yourself in the right place. Keep reading to have all of your questions answered. 

Raisins

Raisins – a basic primary school snack or the latest superfood to hit the streets? Well, maybe these dried grapes sit in a happy medium between the two extremes.

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Are raisins good for you? 

Even though raisins are minuscule individually, a handful of them makes an energy-packed and nutrient-dense snack. They might be high in sugar and calories, but it’s more than made up for in their vitamin and mineral content.

The benefits of eating raisins

Raisins are loaded with fibre, iron and calcium. Dietary fibre is great for keeping your digestive system healthy and also lowering your levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body. Raisins are also loaded with antioxidants that help fight the effects caused by free radicals.

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Keeping your iron levels topped up is a good way of making sure your body is in the best position to keep making red blood cells that help carry oxygen around your body. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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