Benefits of Dry Fruits
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They have various health benefits. First of all, dry fruits are little factories of energy. Dry fruits like raisins, apricots and prunes have high levels of iron, vitamin and minerals. Hence, they help in regulating body weight. They are also a good substitute for high fibre food items. So, they should be taken to improve stamina, before workout or gym. They also act as a great alternative during dieting and prevent anaemia.
Dry fruits are also very useful to keep heart diseases and cardiovascular problems at bay. Cashews have saturated fats, that is, the good fat which improves cardiovascular health and pistachios contain Vitamin B6 and dates relieve atherosclerosis discomfort, a major cause of strokes. They are also a great way to maintain cholesterol levels in the body. Pistachios contain fats useful in lowering cholesterol levels while raisins a natural source of iron, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium improve blood circulation. Dry fruits also contain potassium, vitamin, fibre, copper and prunes which help in maintaining the haemoglobin levels in the body as these help in formation of new blood cells and regulating haemoglobin.
Dry fruits are little factories of iron, copper, phosphorous, Vitamin B, iron, vitamin A, and calcium, all very crucial for promoting the health of organs in the body. Raisins are important for maintaining the bone density since these contain calcium and vitamin A and also prevent weakening of vision. Cashews on the other hand are a rich source of magnesium and calcium and therefore these promote gum and muscle health.
Since, dry fruits are such a rich source of minerals they act as an army against cancer. Apricots are full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and phytonutrients that are minerals which naturally occur in plants to provide nutrition. These provide nutrition to fight cancer as they wrestle the cancer causing agents.
Eating dry fruits on a regular basis will bestow you with a flawless and a glowing skin as it keeps the layers look glossy and moisturized. Raisins contain Resveratrol, an antioxidant, slows down skin aging. Walnuts, a rich source of linoleic acid, nourish dry skin and improve its texture. If used regularly, it can also help remove wrinkles. They are also useful in treating acne. Hence, dry fruits are also used in face packs since they are very fruitful for the skin.
Cashews also contain a lot of magnesium, which is helpful to prevent high blood pressure, muscle spasms, migraine, tension, soreness and headaches. These also help in utilizing iron and eliminating free radicals. These also help produce the skin and hair pigment called melanin.
So, dry fruits are a very useful and helpful means to live a healthy life.
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