Dried Fruits in our Diet for our Health

Dried fruits for fitness and health

November 16, 2013

Raisins, apricots, Cranberries, figs and other dried fruits ‘claim’ a place in our diet, since the benefits resulting from their consumption for our body are numerous. According to epidemiological studies magazine, frequent consumption of fatty fruit two or more times a week helps patients with coronary heart diseases. At the same time, regular consumption of any type of dried fruits reduces blood levels of “bad” cholesterol and raises levels of “good” cholesterol. You may find below a summary of the positive effects of dried fruits.

 Dried fruits are rich in fiber, thus combating constipation. Indeed, soaking them in water for several hours, while water supply is necessary for the fiber to act. Fiber helps and regulation of blood sugar and lower cholesterol. They are rich in antioxidants, phenols, which prevents the damage to the body that leads to chronic diseases and premature aging.

 The natural sugars contained in dried fruits are a source of immediate energy, which makes them popular among athletes. Attention needs to be drawn to fruits to which the drying up process has increased the sugar levels, meaning that it has increased the calories of fruit and sugar intake – This is certainly not beneficial to our body’s health.

 “Discover” the properties of dried fruits

 Raisins for osteoporosis: Raisins are one of the richest sources of boron reducing bone loss in women going through menopause.

Dates for fatigue: There are days that your body need dates because of their relatively low glycemic index, which means that they release their sugar slowly and keep energy levels stable, despite of their intense sweetness. The slow release of sugar helps us fight fatigue.

Dried cherries for arthritis: Dried cherries are especially beneficial for the fight against inflammations, including arthritis. 

Dried apricots for blood pressure: The dried apricots are three times more potassium content compared to other fruits like bananas and contain no trace of salt which makes them ever healthier.

 Dried Cranberries for UTI: If you are prone to bladder infections dried cranberries can give you a solution out of it. The fruit are rich in proanthoakyanidines, which have the ability to reduce the ability of bacteria to adhere to the bladder wall, which means fewer urinary infections.

 Prunes for Constipation: It is perhaps the best known herbal laxative! Plums are rich in sorbitol which makes it easier to bowel.

 Figs for anemia: Four figs day provide ¼ of the recommended daily dosage of iron.

If you have dried fruits at home they can be the best snack you can have and certainly they are beneficial for your body and mind. You may add dried fruits in your cereal for a healthy breakfast. We therefore recommend snacks for healthy eating and healthy living, fitness and diet for health.

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