How to use raisins as a remedy for liver

Raisins are guardians of health and are a powerful aphrodisiac

Raisins are an ideal winter food, because during the winter there is a very small selection of fruit to choose from. Dried raisins are an excellent alternative to fresh fruits as they are rich in minerals and vitamins, they are very useful for cleaning the liver from accumulated toxins.

It is known that grapes are a super food because they contain a number of vitamins and minerals important for health, and dried raisins are a concentrated source of nutrients contained in fresh fruits. These can be added to cakes, breakfast cereal, to make jam out of them, munch them instead of unhealthy sweets etc. Hereinafter, find out how to use raisins as a remedy for good digestion, better vision, potency and much more.

What is the composition of raisins?

Raisins are a source of natural sugars, fibre, vitamins and minerals, especially calcium and iron. They also contains valuable polyphenols and phytonutrients, which have strong antioxidant effect, and are a source of large amounts of beta-carotene and carotenoids. In figures it looks like this:
  • 100 grams of dried raisins have 69.7 g of carbohydrates, 2.6 grams of protein and about 0.9 g of fat (vegetable origin).

If you are wondering whether raisins contain calories, you should know that there are 268 kcal in 100g, but this should not be too much for your concern, because the quantity you consume is no more than one hand of dry fruits a day - certainly moderation is important.

Our bodies badly need minerals and vitamins during the winter, and they will certainly find it in this extraordinary dried fruit.

What are all vitamins in dried raisins?

Vitamin C and E are present but A, B1, B2, B6, here is how it looks in numbers:
Vitamin A has up to 0.2 mg per 100 g of raisins,
B1 is present in an amount of 0.15 mg,
B2 about 0.08 milligrams,
Vitamin B3 is present up to 0.30 mg
Vitamin C and E are present to a significant degree.

Minerals that raisins contain are: magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, boron, sodium, and significant amounts of iron. It is interesting that raisins as a remedy help the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods, and might strengthen immunity.

The healing properties of dried raisins are excellent

Below, find out why are raisins healthy and useful:

They Increase energy and improve concentration

Thanks to the high content of glucose and fructose, or sugars that are rapidly transformed into energy, raisins are the ideal food for athletes, people suffering from chronic fatigue and all those who have a problem with a lack of energy and poor concentration. If eaten in large quantities, people who are thin can gain weight with the help of this product.
Natural remedy for good digestion

Raisins are a good source of fibre are useful for improving digestion and elimination of constipation (prison). They can be combined with other dried fruits, such as figs and prunes.

The antioxidant catechin from this fruit prevents the formation of free radicals and reduces the risk of colon cancer and other malignant diseases.

An excellent choice for strong bones and teeth

Few know that raisins contain a considerable amount of calcium, a mineral needed for healthy bones and teeth. In addition to calcium, an important role is given to pine, which encourages its absorption and contributes to bone health. If you regularly eat dried raisins, you can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

In addition, oleic acid in its composition contributes to the health of teeth and gums, preventing inflammation and caries. Because of its soothing effect on bones, raisins are recommended to children in the developing world, although often this is not their favourite foods.

Aphrodisiac for a better sex life.

Experts claim that daily consumption of raisins boosts sex drive. The amino acid arginine in raisins helps in raising the libido and thus improves sex life.

Fights against anaemia

Since it is very rich in iron, raisins as a remedy are recommended in additional therapy in anaemic individuals. It is desirable for pregnant and lactating women to use it, just to improve their blood health.
  • You will get an excellent remedy for anaemia if you can blend 100 grams of raisins, dried apricots, walnuts, honey, 50 grams of pumpkin seeds and one small lemon or orange.

For good vision eat dry raisins

According to the latest research, raisins improve vision, thanks to polyphenols and phytonutrients, which have a strong antioxidant effect and protect the eyes from degenerative changes, macular degeneration and cataracts.

In addition, its composition has a large amount of vitamin A, beta-carotene and carotenoids, which also play an important role in preserving eye health.

Efficient cleaning of liver with raisins

In the first part of the article we mentioned that the raisins are very effective in cleaning the liver from various harmful toxins, and now we can dedicate more time to this topic. What we need in particularly to pay attention to is the count and choice of dried raisins for this purpose, because they are definitely not the same everywhere.

How to choose a quality organic product

The highest quality raisins are those with no gloss, which are slightly puckered, not too hard, but not too soft. Berries should not be penalized. Good dry raisins must be dark brown or light brown in colour, depending on the variety.

Also, there are black raisins with a bluish hue that is obtained from the dark varieties of grape. One of the indicators of naturalness raisins are the tails, so pay attention to them when shopping.

For a complete cleaning of the liver from toxins you should do the following:
  • Soak dry raisins in the water (half a cup) and wait about 15 minutes for them to soften slightly, squeeze and wash them thoroughly under strong jet of water.
  • Grains that have been washed pour in a cup of chilled and previously boiled water. Let it stand for a whole day (24 hours).
  • The following day, best in the morning before a meal, drink a cup of this fluid and eat dry raisins.
  • After that you need to lie back in bed again for whole two hours, lie on the stomach and keep a bottle of water next to you.

The whole process of cleansing the liver with raisins repeat next week and proceed to do it for 30 days (a total of 4 treatments), after 6 months repeat all again.

If you have liver problems for many years, before applying raisins as a medicine, be sure to consult your doctor to keep you focused on the right way to continue.

Use raisins as a winter treat

Raisins go well with all spices, especially cinnamon, and is an indispensable ingredient of a treat in winter. We have prepared five phenomenal recipes with dried raisins, which will surely appeal to you, so let’s start:

Baskets with raisins

This is what is needed:

For the dough: 300 g of flour, 150 g of butter, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, grated rind of half a lemon;

For the filling: 500 g of a mixture of dried fruit (plums, figs, grapes and apricots, candied orange peel and lemon), 1 green apple, 2 tablespoons of apricot jam, 2 tablespoons of orange juice, 200 g of brown sugar;

For the decoration: 100 g of powdered sugar

How to prepare the famous baskets:
Cream the butter into the flour, then add the egg, milk, sugar and grated lemon peel and knead the dough. Twist it in foil and leave in the fridge to cool. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Peel the apple and cut it into cubes. 
Finely chop the dried fruits and mix with diced apple, apricot jam, orange juice and brown sugar. Then all together cook it on low heat until it thickens. Remove the top and cool. Mould the chilled dough thinly and make the circles. Put them in moulds for muffins, and in each place the spoon of a little filling. 
Of the remaining dough to make shapes (stars, Christmas trees, and bells) and place one on top of each baskets. Bake in preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 25 minutes. Garnish with powdered sugar.  
Fabulous cupcakes with honey and raisins

Ingredients: 150 g of honey, 100 g of sugar, 100 g of butter, 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds, 80g of chopped walnuts, 50 g of raisins, 100 g of corn flakes (cornflakes), paper basket.

The method of preparing:
In a pan pour sesame seeds, and heat on medium heat, stirring constantly until they fry, then remove from the stove. In a saucepan melt the appropriate honey, sugar and margarine. Add the fried sesame seeds, chopped nuts, raisins and corn flakes and combine everything. Put oil in the paper basket and in each place a teaspoon or two of the mixture and shape the mixture into the compartment. Leave it overnight.

Make rice pudding with raisins

Ingredients: 50 grams of raisins, 50 g of candied fruit, rind 1/2 a lemon, 250 g of rice, 1 litre of water, 7 dl of milk, 1 tablespoon of butter, 5 tablespoons of sugar, egg yolks, cinnamon.

The method of preparing rice pudding with raisins:
Pour raisins and candied fruits with hot water and let it sit to soften. Pour water, add a lemon zest and cook until tender. Add the sugar, and gradually add milk and cook over medium heat, stir to prevent burning. 
Near the end of cooking add the cinnamon, drained raisins and candied fruit, scrambled egg yolk and butter, and cook a few more minutes. Remove from stove and serve.

Beads with bananas and raisins

Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, 400 g of lean ground biscuits, 125 g of butter, 100 grams of powdered sugar, 100 g of raisins, 2 tablespoons of rum, 100 grams of crushed hazelnuts, appropriate paper basket

How to prepare banana beads:
Peel the bananas first and grind lightly in a blender. Whisk the softened margarine with powdered sugar. Merge the resulting pulp of banana with 300 grams of minced biscuits. Then add the whipped butter with sugar, raisins, rum and ground nuts. Mixed by hand to obtain a homogeneous and smooth mixture. 
Leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes to get a little squeeze, and with a teaspoon remove and with wet hands form small balls. Roll the balls in the remaining ground biscuits and put them in the paper basket.

Apples stuffed with wheat

The ingredients you need: 4 sour apples (medium size), 150 g of wheat, 150 g of ground walnuts, 30 g of raisins, a pinch of cinnamon, 60 grams of crystal sugar, 60 g of powdered sugar, 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons of rum, 50 g of chocolate

Cook the wheat in a pressure cooker, and then drain it. You need to peal the apples, then cut them at the top with the zigzag light blade movements. Hollow out the middle, but do it carefully so that they do not fall apart. Pour water in a larger saucepan, add crystal sugar, rum and lemon juice, and cook until sherbet boils. Lower the apples and cook briefly to soften them. Then take them out and drain. 
Grind the boiled wheat flour. Mix with minced nuts, powdered sugar, raisins, a pinch of cinnamon and mix well. Fill the apples with prepared mixture. Melt chocolate and decorate plates for serving and place stuffed apples.

We hope that you found out how healthy and beneficial raisins are for our body, and that you will be happy to prepare and eat it.