Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
Sometimes it's the tiniest treats that pack the most powerful punch. Today (March 24) on Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, we celebrate one of nature's most compact snack foods, rendered even more delicious by the ingenious human addition of a chocolate coating.
For a fruit that tastes candy, raisins boast a surprising number of health benefits. Like grapes, raisins have a high phenol content and Omega Speedmaster Vintage Strap are therefore high in antioxidants, although some of the antioxidants are lost during the drying process.
Add to the benefits of raisins the antioxidant properties of dark chocolate, and a small snack of dark chocolate covered raisins Omega Seamaster 300m Diver
which are produced by drying grapes either in the sun or in an oven, have been treasured since ancient times, earning themselves several mentions in the Old Testament. Raisins were even used as a barter currency by the ancient Romans and given out as prizes at athletic competitions.
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Raisins also contain potassium and magnesium, which can help reduce the amount of acid in your system, and fiber, which aids in relieving constipation and flushing cholesterol out of the body. A handful of raisins may even make drugs like Viagra superfluous, as raisins contain Arginine, an amino acid that is used to treat issues relating to sexual arousal.
turns out to be a fairly healthy choice. Moderation is key, however. Raisins, like any other dried fruit, are chock full of fructose and glucose. If you eat too many of them, you may find yourself moving your belt out another notch.
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Raisins are an excellent source of boron, a micronutrient which is gaining more attention for its role in bone health, especially in regards to women. Studies indicate that boron aids in the absorption of calcium, thereby reducing the risk of osteoporosis, and replicates some of the positive effects of estrogen therapy in women who have gone through menopause.
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