Raisin water: A sweet drink that helps you lose weight

Raisins contain potassium that controls blood pressure and helps in balancing the sodium level. Photo: iStock/Premyuda Yospim

It is no big secret that eating raisins could be the solution to multiple health problems. They can help in reducing body weight while making the skin glow and protecting the heart. However, raisins have to be consumed the right way to get maximum nutrition and benefits. Raisins should be soaked overnight so that the nutrients would seep into the water. You could drink this raisin water the next morning on an empty stomach. Here are some of the health benefits of drinking raisin water. 

Improves digestion
Raisins can prevent constipation by improving digestion. When the raisins are soaked, the fibre gets seeped into the water. The body can then assimilate these quite easily. Drinking raisin water regularly would improve digestion and keep away gastric troubles. 
Expels toxins
Raisins are loaded with antioxidants. Meanwhile, raisin water expels toxins from the liver and boosts energy levels. 
Boosts immunity
Vitamins C, B and B complex as well as other antioxidants it boost the body’s immunity. Moreover, it reduces the risk of infections. 

Protects heart
Raisins contain potassium that controls blood pressure and helps in balancing the sodium level. Besides, they are rich in dietary fibre and polyphenols that can reduce cholesterol. Consuming raisins or raisin water regularly can significantly reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart ailments. 
Prevents anaemia
Raisins are an excellent source of iron that improves the production of red blood cells. Drinking raisin water swiftly supplies the body with iron. This prevents anaemia and boosts energy too. 
Bone health
The calcium and boron in raisins ensure the strength and health of bones. Drinking raisin water is more effective in protecting the bones. 

Raisins can prevent constipation by improving digestion. Photo: Shutterstock

Healthy skin
The antioxidants in raisins heal the skin. Besides, it contains vitamins A and E which are essential to make the skin glow. Consuming raisin water prevents premature ageing. 
Increases energy
Raisins are rich in fructose and glucose that instantly boost energy. Drinking raisin water regularly keeps away fatigue. 
Regulates body weight
Raisin water satiates hunger and prevents you from snacking on unhealthy food that is high in calories. The natural sugar in it reduces cravings and prevents you from overeating. This would eventually lead to weight loss. 
Oral health
Raisin water can prevent plaque formation and ensure oral health.

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