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Raisins: The Sweet Fruit That Offers Numerous Health Benefits With Caution

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Seedless raisins are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B and iron, making them an excellent snack for those looking to maintain their energy levels.

Furthermore, they are high in fibre, which helps with digestion and can help regulate blood sugar levels.

However, consuming seedless raisins in excess can lead to a hyperglycemic response due to their high carbohydrate content. Raisins contain a type of sugar called fructose, which can cause a quick spike in blood sugar levels. Intake of too many raisins can lead to an insulin response, which can cause symptoms like headaches and fatigue. Therefore, it is crucial to be mindful of the number of seedless raisins consumed to avoid a hyperglycemic response.

Raisin’ the bar: Unlocking the benefits of seedless raisin intake.
• Adding raisins to a whey protein smoothie can result in a higher insulin response, which means your body may release more insulin in response to the nutrients being absorbed.
• Adding a variety of nuts, such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, and raisins, may be beneficial. Decreasing the number of raisins may be beneficial as they can cause a spike in blood sugar levels.

While raisins are high in simple sugars that can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels, their high fibre content can slow down digestion. To optimise their consumption, it may be beneficial to pair raisins with other foods, that can slow down the absorption of sugars and provide a more stable source of energy.

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