Raisins Enhance Your Gut Health As they:
Contain dietary fiber
Raisins contain both soluble and insoluble fibre at considerable levels, thus, promoting bowel movement.
Have prebiotic effects
Fructans present in the raisins act as a good substrate and as a prebiotic compound to selectively stimulate the growth of beneficial intestinal microflora.
Act as an antibiotic
The fermentation of the fructans present in the raisins release lactic acid and short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which help in preventing the growth of pathogens.
Have potential anticarcinogenic property
Fructans are found to inhibit cell proliferation, modulate cell differentiation, reduce metastatic activity and also induce apoptosis (cell death) in colon cancerous cell lines.
Studies show that tartaric acid helps to increase the bioavailability of minerals in the diet, such as calcium and iron.
Overall Benefits of Raisins
Raisins are effective in managing the symptoms of: