Raisins are good for the bones thanks to their calcium content. The polyphenolic antioxidants in raisins lower blood pressure and levels of harmful lipids, while the iron in them reduces the risk of anemia. They also prevent tooth decay, thanks to the antibacterial oleanolic acid. Ayurveda recommends having soaked raisins blended in water to relieve constipation.
Eat a banana before and after a run. It's full of carbs, antioxidants, vitamin B6, and potassium. Before and as you run, munch on a whole grain, nutty energy bar or just pop in a handful of potassium- and iron-rich raisins. Mix 2 tbsps cereals with 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 tsp honey before a run. Or eat a whole baked beetroot. Drink enough water, about 5–12 ounces every 15 mins during the run. But don't overhydrate yourself.
Raisins are rich in antioxidants that counter the damaging effects of free radicals on your liver. The flavonoid quercetin in it can help protect the liver from alcohol toxicity while its vitamin C fights liver injury caused by food additives. Soak overnight and consume the raisins and raisin water in the morning.
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