Raisins (dried grapes) are anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants, such as resveratrol which decreases the risk of heart disease. Resveratrol is a polyphenic bioflavonoid antioxidant that are known to slow the effects of aging. Resveratrol is believed to be one of the most potent polyphenols and strongest protectors against symptoms associated with aging and free radical damage. Resveratrols anti-inflammatory activity offers protection against thickening of the arteries, high LDL (bad cholesterol) and the formation of blood clots.
Testosterone boosting raisins
Raisins are a great food that boosts testosterone levels for many reasons. Resveratrol raises testosterone while preventing the aromatization of testosterone to estrogen.
100 grams of raisins contain 3mg of boron, which is a mineral that increases free testosterone levels.
- The lowest active dose of Boron supplementation appears to be 3mg (100g of raisins), which is effective in supporting hormonal parameters in postmenopausal women too (early studies were actually done on older ladies).
- Boron has some food/appetite suppressant abilities.
- 6mg of boron per day can help in arthritis treatment because it inhibits inflammatory compounds.
- Boron has also been found to increase mental concentration.
- Boron can also help with improving bone mass. The body requires boron for proper metabolism and utilization of various bone-building factors, including calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, estrogen, and perhaps testosterone
Sources: anabolicmen.com, examine.com, draxe.com, Jerry Brainum