If there is one type of snack that you should always munch on, it should be raisins. Raisins are basically dried grapes which can be made from Malaga, Zanter Currant, Sultana, Monukka or the seedless variant which is called Thompson.
Some people have this misconception that raisins are just another sugar-filled treat which are a fruity substitute for candies, but they are actually quite nutritious. Raisins are a potent source of antioxidants, just like apricots and prunes.
The content of raisins that make them an excellent source of antioxidants is called phenol – a component which helps prevent cell damage. Another important content of raisins which makes it an excellent part of a woman’s diet is boron. This mineral helps improve bone health while preventing the incidence of osteoporosis and macular degeneration. Finally, these tiny, wrinkly fruit snacks are good for the promotion of healthy gums and teeth.
Sprinkle raisins on your oatmeal or breakfast cereal for low-fat, high-fiber breakfast to give you the extra energy boost that you need to start the day.