The Benefits of Dried Fruits


Vitamins and Energy of Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is a true concentrate of nutrients and energy, and because it contains minerals and vitamins, should be used as the dietary food. The difference between dried fruit that has shell (walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts) and what is soft (figs, dates, apricots) in the amount they contain. The 100 g in peanuts has 680 calories, while the dried figs or apricots has 250-300 calories, which is less than half (but still a lot!). Therefore, instead of dried fruit can be consumed at the end of the meal, it is better to take it as a kind of “energy spoon” during the first meal.

Concentrated Vitamins

Because the process of drying fruit loses water, dried fruit can lose vitamin C and folic acid because these compounds are soluble in water. But other vitamins remain in the same quantity as before drying, or has in large quantity even though the fruit loses mass. As for vitamin A, which is beneficial to the eyes and skin: fresh peaches contain 27 mcg in 100 g and 390 mcg even dried at 100 g. Dried fruit, especially what the shell contains a fairly vitamin E, a potent natural antioxidant, and vitamin BB, which has a positive effect on the nervous system and helps to maintain a good mood.


Excellent a Mixture Of Minerals

Surprises that we offered dried fruit do not stop there: all dried fruits are rich in potassium, a mineral that is beneficial for muscle, heart and nervous system, with magnesium, which is essential for the proper absorption of calcium and for hormonal balance, with phosphorus, that stimulate mental functions. Moreover, dried fruit is a great source of iron, which provides physical and mental energy that was used against anemia.

Dried Fruit Contains no Cholesterol

Soft dried fruit contains no fat, and what it has dried fruit shell contains no cholesterol. But in this dried fruit predominate unsaturated fats (which are 40-50%), which in turn helps to remove cholesterol from the blood, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Good for Losing Weight

Nutritionists are not convinced that the dried fruit, if used in moderate amounts, is ideal for weight loss. It will only happen if they did not move the border from 20 to 30 g per day (dry fruit with peel), or 40-60 g per day (for soft dried fruit).

Nuts Every Day
• Preventing cancer and protect heart Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s illuminate antitumor effects of some flavonoids which are found in nuts (quercetin and kaempferol). But they have not stopped there. Besides containing unsaturated fats, which have properties to remove cholesterol, researchers have found nuts in another substance called larginin, which plays a very important role in maintaining the tone of the arteries and prevents the occurrence of atherosclerosis. Therefore, it can be said that nuts prevent heart attack and stroke.

• For an excellent and healthy skin
A Brazilian nut contains enough selenium to meet the daily needs of this mineral. Selenium prevents the action of free radicals: those who live in cities, smoke or stressed to eat one nut per day. Except for health nuts and protect the skin thanks to natural “lifting” effect.

Tasty Fruit With Great Value

Apricots – the win bad mood – containing large amounts of vitamin B
Peanuts – to soften fine wrinkles – a good source of copper
Pistachio – fight free radicals – antioxidants good
Almonds – contribute to healthy teeth, hair and nails – rich in calcium
Hazelnuts – regulate menstrual cycle – a good source of fitosteroni
Plum – stimulating the couch hoses – have many pulp
Dates – help beat fatigue – contain a lot of sugar
Raisins – to soothe rheumatic pain – contain salicylic acid
Fig – regulate pressure – contain a lot of potassium

Observe the:

Mix aperitif – often contain salt, which if used often causes water retention and increases the risk of high blood pressure

Quantity – one packet of nuts contains the same amount calories as a Pizza

Storage – Dried fruit shell need to be kept in bags, not to lose the fat they contain. Soft dried fruit should be stored in airtight containers, not dry.

Thanks to Healthy & Safe

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