Love them and use golden raisins in my coleslaw along with almonds to make a superfood.
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life --William Londen
Fitness Minutes: (13,085)
881 8/10/09 4:18 P
Trail mix ... Raisins and nuts. 1/4 cup. No problem. The amount most of us would like to eat? Huge problem calorie wise.
You really have to watch it with these "healthy" snacks. While it is still far better than eat potato chips or a Snicker's bar in some ways, it can still be a downfall to overall diet.
Moderation. Wish there were "diet" raisins personally. At least then I could satisfy my mastication needs. :)
8/10/08 3:29 A
I think it's all about the quantity. Dried fruit makes a great snack, but you just have to watch your portion size, because it can be easy to eat a large amount otherwise.
I especially love to mix dried fruit and nuts for a snack, and eat that almost daily - but I weigh out the portion I want, or I'd probably go overboard daily, too!
This is it, my only life, a work in progress.
Fitness Minutes: (57,326)
8/10/08 3:11 A
tasty, good for you, but be careful about servings sizes. It would be easy to overdo on raisins and not realize
"Cueillez dès aujourd'hui les roses de la vie."
8/10/08 3:03 A
I normally don't snack on raisins as I'd rather use the calories on something more enjoyable to me. But I've read recently that raisins are as good or better than some of the sports gels products that endurance athletes use for energy. They provide the same energy but have more nutritional value overall.
I have to tell you, yesterday I had my first box of raisins in I don't know how long, and they were just what I needed at the time. They were part of a goodie bag I received at a cycling event I participated in and I inhaled them when my ride was over. They've never tasted better!
I'm only this far, and only tomorrow leads my way -- #41, DMB
Fitness Minutes: (75)
262 8/9/08 2:01 P
Sounds like everyone has the same info. I agree that rasins are definately a healthy snack but in moderation. However, they are high in sugar so if you're a diabetic or have a sugar restricted diet you should ask your doc. Rasins are also a good source of fiber.
Raisins are not considered a good snack by themselves if, like me, one is following a low glycemic diet, but I eat them in moderation with some protein so to me, they are an excellent snack. They have a lot of iron and satisfy my desire for sweets, but I limit how many I eat at one time.
"Let no man say it cannot be done. It must be done and we have undertaken to do it." ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt
'Please understand that no one is depressed in this house. We are not interested in the possibilities of failure. They do not exist.' ~ Queen Victoria
'Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish' ~ Euripedes
Raisins are GREAT! The key is 'moderation'-1/4 cup is one serving-they ARE calorie dense, so don't go overboard-measure them out.
The good side--raisins are 70% fructose which IS sugar, but is a natural sugar which gets broken down quickly for a quick energy boost-which makes them a great snack for before a workout. Raisins are also excellent sources of fiber, antioxidants, iron, and potassium.
I've gotten conflicting reports and I'd like to know since I love them so much...are raisins not exactly healthy for intake? Or does it depend on the quantity that's consumed? Your input is appreciated.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.