Amazing Health Benefits of Raisins

Amazing Health Benefits of Raisins

Raisins can be a helpful and beneficial addition to the diet. They contain low amounts of water, so they actually have higher levels of antioxidants than fresh grapes.

Prevent Anemia

They contain good amounts of iron, copper, and vitamins that are essential for making red blood cells and carrying oxygen throughout the body. Consuming raisins can help increase the hemoglobin levels in your blood and prevent anemia because they are a good source of iron. 

Improve Digestion

Being a good source of soluble fiber, raisins aid your digestion and alleviate stomach issues. Raisins contain substantial amounts of beneficial minerals, such as iron, copper, magnesium, and potassium. These are alkaline, or basic, minerals on the pH scale and may help balance acidity levels in the stomach.

Protect Eye Health

Raisins contain polyphenols, which are antioxidants that may protect the cells in the eyes from free radical damage. This may in turn help protect the eyes from eye disorders, such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. 

Lower Risk of Heart Disease 

Raisins can improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They work through their fibre and antioxidant contents to reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL, the bad cholesterol) levels in your blood. 

Improve Skin Health

Antioxidants may help keep the skin cells young and prevent damage from aging cells. Raisins also contain valuable nutrients, such as vitamin C, selenium, and zinc. This combination of nutrients and antioxidants may be a helpful addition to a diet that focuses on creating good skin health.

Raisins are also a good source of antioxidant compounds. Dietary antioxidants are essential, as they may protect the body from oxidative damage and free radicals. 

However, eat them in moderation if you are watching your calories.


1. What to know about raisins in Medical News Today by Jon Johnson, 8 May 2019. Medically reviewed by Natalie Butler R.D., L.D.

2. What are the benefits of eating raisins? in MedicineNet by Dr. Jasmine Shaikh, MD. Medically reviewed on 27 January, 2021 by Shaziya Allarakha, MD

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website does not substitute for professional medical advice. Consult a medical professional or healthcare provider if you are seeking medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.

Back to blog