Raisins Or Grapes? Dry Or Raw? Which One Is Better?

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So what should you choose? Grapes or raisins?

Choose grapes if you are looking for a high vitamin and mineral content, hydration, and low calories. If you are looking to lose weight and need a filling snack, stick with raw grapes. If you are diabetic or need to watch your sugar, also choose grapes.

Choose raisins if you are okay with higher calories. If you are diabetic or need to watch your sugar, steer clear of raisins as they contain high amounts of sugar. Athletes can use raisins for an energy boost instead of processed energy snack alternatives during a competition or intense workout. If you are needing more antioxidants to boost your health, such as for heart health, healing infection, or cancer, pick raisins which have three times the antioxidant boost.

It’s best to get a balanced mix of fresh and dried fruits, since both have different benefits and drawbacks. The fact is both grapes and raisins are healthy, so incorporating both into your diet is important. You can, however, easily go overboard with raisins because of their high calorie and sugar content per serving. Balance is key, so try both!

 

References:

www.pubs.acs.org

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