SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DAILY DIET

If raisins aren’t a part of your diet, you are missing an important snack food, says the California Raisins Administrative Committee…

Studies have proven that foods rich in antioxidants,such as California Raisins, when used as a source of energy before and during intense athletic activity, can protect the body from DNA damage. İntense athletic activity leads to oxidative stress, where the production of free radicals, exceeds what the body can eliminate Antioxidants interact with and stabilizes free radicals by reacting with them and, thereby, saving our cells.

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California Raisins are an excellent source of antioxidants recognised by experts as offering a wide range of other nutritional benefits, including adding fibre, potassium, and vitamins A and B to your diet.For the study eight healthy adult athletes (four females and four male), participated in a triathlon (1500m swim 40km bike ride and 10km run) twice, two weeks apart Subjects were divided into two groups and received either 170g of sun-dried raisins or a glucose drink equivalent calorific value prior to the swim and halfwaythrough the bike ride and run.

During the second triathlon those given the glucose drink were given the sun-dried California Raisins and vice versa. Samples were collected prior to and on completion of each event. At the end of the triathlon, all four females and two of the four males showed lower or no DNA damage when they are sun-dried California Raisins than when drinking the glucose drink.

Make California Raisins part of your life

Kick-start your day Sprinkle a few California Raisins on your cereal or mix into a pot of low-fat vanilla yoghurt

SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DAILY DIET

Mid-morning snack Grab a packet to keep you going until lunch

For a light lunch Mix with cottage cheese as a filling for jacket potatoes

Afternoon tea Keep a cereal bar packed with California Raisins in your kit-bag for a boost before an afternoon workout

SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DAILY DIET

At the end of the day Try grilled chicken breast stuffed with California Raisins served with couscous. Or try grilled pork escalopes served with spicy California Raisin and vegetable American Long-grain rice

SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DAILY DIET

If you would like to receive further information or some healthy California Raisin snacking ideas, please contact info@ukraisins.com

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