I’m sure you’ve heard of soaking seeds and nuts in water or overnight. Well, very similarly, did you know that eating soaked raisins can benefit your health?
Soaking the raisins in water for a few hours or even overnight can help enhance their nutritional value and can make digestion easier. It can help improve the body’s ability to absorb nutrients quicker.
How to soak raisins the right way?
Into a heating pan, add 1 cup of water and ¼ cup (or 10 to 15 raisins) of raisins, and let it come to a boil. You will begin to see that the color of the water has changed and the raisins have swollen up. Then, turn off the flame and let the raisin-soaked water cool down. Lastly, strain the raisins out of the water and they can be eaten. Also, this soaked water can also be consumed
Into a cup of water, add 10 to 15 raisins, and let it soak overnight. Strain the raisins out of the water and you can then eat them. The soaked raisin water can also be consumed.
Tip: Consuming the soaked raisin water early in the morning on an empty stomach can help act as detox water to help flush out harmful toxins from the body. Once you drink this water on an empty stomach, do not consume any other food or beverage for half an hour after, to get the best benefits and effects of this raisin detox water.
The benefits of eating soaked raisins:
Raisins are rich in iron, copper, and vitamins. These are very important in making red blood cells which can promote better hemoglobin (a protein in the red blood cells) levels and prevent one from becoming anemic (which means the body lacks sufficient healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues).
Raisins are rich in antioxidants and can help protect the body from health ailments and diseases and also reduce the risk of developing cancer. It can also protect the body from free radicals (unstable molecules that harm the healthy molecules and cells in the body) damage and oxidative stress.
Raisins help detoxify the body and flush out harmful toxins.
Raisins reduce the risk of developing heart diseases as raisins can help reduce the development of cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure, as they are low in sodium and rich in potassium which can provide help and relaxation to the blood vessels.
Raisins contain soluble fibers that can make it easier for stool formation and improve digestive health. It can also help relieve acidity by balancing out the acidity levels in the body. It helps to combat constipation and also keep bloating at bay.
Raisins contain polyphenols that are antioxidants that can protect eye health and prevent free radical damage to the eyes and prevent eye disorders. It can also keep the skin healthy and younger looking and prevent premature cell aging. Raisins also contain calcium and trace minerals that can enhance the absorption of essential nutrients and strengthen teeth and bones.