The Healthiest Raisin

The Healthiest Raisin
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Golden raisins versus sun-dried versus currants for antioxidant content.

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In fact, a new study found raisins can drop our bad cholesterol levels 13 percent. Excellent news, but which has more antioxidants? A sun-dried raisin, or a golden raisin? They’re actually made from the same grape, just processed differently.

Who thinks the sun-dried raisin has more antioxidants? The golden? The answer is: golden—by a long shot! The only thing better is to actually eat the same number of grapes themselves.

Which is healthier—raisins or currants? Currants in this country are typically just tiny raisins, but made from a different type of grape. Who thinks raisins are healthier? Currants? It’s the currants, which are made from champagne grapes, rather than their wimpier green counterparts. And since grape skins are the healthiest part of seedless grapes, smaller grapes and raisins tend to be healthier, because there’s more surface area, more skin per volume.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

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In fact, a new study found raisins can drop our bad cholesterol levels 13 percent. Excellent news, but which has more antioxidants? A sun-dried raisin, or a golden raisin? They’re actually made from the same grape, just processed differently.

Who thinks the sun-dried raisin has more antioxidants? The golden? The answer is: golden—by a long shot! The only thing better is to actually eat the same number of grapes themselves.

Which is healthier—raisins or currants? Currants in this country are typically just tiny raisins, but made from a different type of grape. Who thinks raisins are healthier? Currants? It’s the currants, which are made from champagne grapes, rather than their wimpier green counterparts. And since grape skins are the healthiest part of seedless grapes, smaller grapes and raisins tend to be healthier, because there’s more surface area, more skin per volume.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

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Nota del Doctor

For more on raisins:
Garlic and Raisins to Prevent Premature Birth
Raisins vs. Jelly Beans for Athletic Performance
Better Than Goji Berries
Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health

And check out my other videos on antioxidants

For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk and Amla: Indian gooseberries vs. cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol.

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