Dried Vine Fruits rank among the top antioxidant foods, according to tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Antioxidants are important because they protect cells and their components from oxidative damage – a little like “rust prevention” for the body. Early findings suggest that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants, such as raisins and spinach, may help slow the processes associated with aging in both body and brain and may help protect cell components from changes that lead to diseases such as cancer and coronary heart disease. Antioxidants protect cholesterol and other fats in the blood from oxidizing. This is critical because oxidized fats in the bloodstream are much more likely to be deposited on the artery wall or form clots which may lead to heart attack or stroke.
Raisins are among the top contenders for convenient, accessible, affordable, all-season antioxidant foods