What Is The Health Benefits Associated With Eating Apricot?


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Whether dried or fresh, apricots have glorious color. They sweeten food in a nutritious way and fresh apricots provide a useful amount of beta carotene. Dried apricots are one of the simplest ways to eat more potassium.

Health benefits of apricots are as follows
They are exceptionally high in beta-carotene. Dark orange fresh apricots are one of the top fruits for beta carotene. Foods high in this antioxidant are linked to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, cataracts and some forms of cancer.

Dried apricots are rich in potassium. A higher than typical intake of potassium helps prevent high blood pressure. It is also rich in soluble fiber, which steadies blood sugar levels and helps constipation. Studies have shown that a high intake of soluble fiber steadies blood sugar and energy levels by slowing digestion .it can also help lower cholesterol levels. Dried apricots in particular help prevent and treat constipation.

A low intake of iron is a common cause of loss of resistance and stamina. Apricots help to prevent iron deficiency in people.The question which most people ask is how much to eat? Eat fresh or dried apricots freely. A handful of dried apricots or about 1 ½ oz, supplies around 20% of the suggested daily intake of potassium for adults.

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