The health benefits of eating raisins are many. Several new studies on raisins and health were published in the June 2013 Journal of Food Science. One such study shows that raisins and grapes eaten as an afternoon snack led to a lower overall food intake among children, compared to eating other common snacks, such as chips or cookies.

Not only did raisins give a feeling of fullness, they also provided important nutrients, such as potassium and iron. Another study, a scientific review of almost 80 studies, also published in the journal, shows that raisins have the potential to reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease, and that raisin consumption contributes to improved blood glucose control for diabetics, and also can be helpful for weight loss and management.

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