Raisin Nutrition Research

This is my overview of the effects of raisin nutrition on health and wellness. Later, I will investigate how eating raisins affect specific illnesses in detail.

Raisin Nutrition Research Topics

Raisins and Prediabetes

Raisins have a low to moderate Glycemic Index despite their concentrated carbohydrate content. With correspondingly low Insulin Index. This study investigates effects of raisins in different exercise groups as well as adults with prediabetes.

Kim, Y., Hertzler, S.R., Byrne, H.K. and Mattern, C.O., 2008. Raisins are a low to moderate glycemic index food with a correspondingly low insulin index. Nutrition Research, 28(5), pp.304-308.

In our study, athletes had 2- to 2.5-fold less insulin secretion for both the raisins and the glucose solution compared with sedentary and prediabetic people.

Raisins, Obesity, and Metabolic Syndrome

This statistical analysis shows that raisin consumption is linked to better weight control and lower rates of metabolic syndrome.

Fulgoni III, V.L., Painter, J. and Carughi, A., 2017. Association of raisin consumption with nutrient intake, diet quality, and health risk factors in US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001–2012. Food & nutrition research.

raisin consumption is associated with better nutrient intake, diet quality, and weight parameters, and with lowered risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome in US adults, and may be a marker for those who lead a healthier lifestyle.

Raisins Health Benefits

This extensive review reveals benefits from raisins for many diseases. Including blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, and heart diseases, But many diseases need human investigation. Especially cancer and Alzheimer’s. After which, nutritionists might recommend the best daily raisin consumption for different circumstances. Currently, the researchers suggest that a half cup of raisins per day should be beneficial.

Olmo-Cunillera, A., Escobar-Avello, D., Pérez, A.J., Marhuenda-Muñoz, M., Lamuela-Raventós, R.M. and Vallverdú-Queralt, A., 2019. Is eating raisins healthy?. Nutrients, 12(1), p.54.

Although raisins have shown to be a potential beneficial food, deeper and further research is required to state whether eating raisins could be favorable and beneficial for preserving a good health. Overall, with the research done so far, it seems that adding 80–90 g of raisins to the daily diet may be favorable for human health. However, more intervention studies with specific biomarkers are required.

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