Friday, October 22, 2010

Raisins - Rich Little Benefit

Raisins (Vitis vinifera) is a grape that is dried and can be eaten directly. Raisins also frequently used in cooking. Raisins have a very sweet taste because it has a very high sugar concentrations.

At this time many Raisins traded in various levels of quality. Both types of raisins are derived from Greek and other Mediterranean countries, as well as from Australia. Raisins the best is in the form of big, fat and meat or its contents, thin skin, the seeds had been removed (if any, it is very small.)

It turned out that raisins are not only suitable additional food alone, but he also has a variety of nutritious health benefits. Ibn Qayyim has written in his book entitled Treatment Methods of the Prophet, that there are two hadith, but not authentically related to these raisins. First "The best meal is synthetical, because it can dilute the scent of mouth in sputum." Second, "the best food is raisins, because it can relieve fatigue and to strengthen the nerves and relieve the anger, as well as beautify the skin color and the scent of bad breath.

Another benefit is the raisins that can be used to help aid digestion. Also raisins also contain vitamin B complex that serves to blood formation. Phenolic content of phytonutrients is also useful as a germ killer, antibiotics and antioxidants. For those who want to have healthy eyes is also recommended to consume these foods, because in raisins contain a lot of vitamin A, A-beta carotene and A - carotene.

Raisins also contain glukosa.Hal fruktosan and this can provide additional energy to go for the human body. Thus raisins can be used as a means to perform an ideal diet, or those who want to gain weight without collecting cholesterol. It is more driven because of the many vitamins and amino acids, and minerals (such as selenium, and phosphorus) in raisins that facilitate the absorption of other nutrients in the body proteins.

The research of Christine D. Wu of the University of Chicago U.S. states that, raisins contain compounds that fight bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum. This compound is a natural antioxidant in the form of oleanolic acid, oleanolic aldehyde, betulin betulinic acid and 5 - (hydroxymathil) - 2 - furfural. Oleanolic acid could inhibit the growth of two species of resident oral bacteria, namely Streptococcus mutans that cause plaque and tooth decay, and Porphyromonas gingivalis, which can lead to periodontal disease.

While the research of Carl L. Keen of the University of California - Davis shows that, consumption of raisins every day for 4 weeks to remind plasma antioxidant capacity, which can reduce the rate of oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol). Inhibition of LDL oxidation rate is useful to improve health and prevent cardiovascular and degenerative diseases.

Mary Ellen Camire from the University of Maine in his study mentioned that, food fiber in raisins may bind bile acids and throw it out of the body through the process of defecation. With the increasing number of bile acids is wasted, it will be more and more also are biodegradable cholesterol to bile acids re-establishment. The mechanism by itself will lower cholesterol levels slowly. Decrease of blood cholesterol is also beneficial for preventing coronary heart disease and cancer.

Consuming one cup of raisins every day to improve keasana colonic transit time and lower the remaining food in the colon. decrease in transit time of food remaining in the colon is very important to reduce the chance of toxic compounds denan contact between the colonic wall, so that Sanat effective to prevent the occurrence of colon cancer. other than that in every 1 / 2 cup of raisins contains 1.5 graminulin that functions as a prebiotic, lowering cholesterol levels, enhancing the immune system, and maintainer gut health, especially the colon. Several studies have shown that inulin is a prebiotic that good. Said to be good because it serves to increase the efficiency of absorption of calcium and prevent osteoporosis.

Also raisins can likewise be used sebaai natural food preservative. This is because the currant extract can inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganisms, such as Lysteria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli 0157: H7 and Staphylococcus aureus. Thus, the addition of raisins into the diet can inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens and destructive food.

But keep in mind is, although the raisins have many benefits for human health, but raisins are not recommended to be consumed on a regular basis for those who suffer from diabetes. This is because the sweetness contained in raisins is a natural sugar that has a high glycemic value, causing blood sugar is easily absorbed into our bodies.