There are many dry fruits, and we can use dry fruits in many ways with a lot of benefits. Dry fruits can use as whole snacks, protein bars, protein powder, dietary supplements, energy drinks, health drinks, etc. Today we will know some of the benefits of dry fruits. So, let’s start:
Almonds: Almonds are high in protein, dietary fiber, which helps in weight loss. Almonds are rich in nutrients, especially magnesium, which help curb down hypertension and helps to maintain good heart health. Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E. Almonds are good for brain health. Almond Oil is excellent for skin massaging helps to have glowing and nourished skin. I prefer to have a handful of Almonds in the early morning and to apply oil on skin and hairs.
Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in fatty acids, which are vital for tissue growth and development. It has no gluten, no GMO, zero trans fat, and zero cholesterol. It promotes an active lifestyle and perfect for snacking. It is high in antioxidants, slows the aging process, and keeps diseases away.
Cashews: Whole Cashews have a nutty flavor and a firm texture for a rich taste. Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and holds plant protein. They’re also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese. All nutrients are essential for energy production, immunity, and bone health. I prefer to use it in different kinds of rice and especially in payasam and coconut rice.
Dry Dates: Dry Dates with no moisture, which makes them harder and shriveled; Besides, they are excellent energy boosters and a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. It can help you regain good health. It is a useful source of vitamin C, Rich in potassium and also a gentle laxative. It is cold by nature. I prefer to use it in summer as a drink made by dry dates powder is also available on Amazon.
Pistachios: Super Rich in Disease Fighting Antioxidants, good for bones, teeth, and eye health. The high fiber content and low calories source make it an excellent nut for weight management. I prefer it as Roasted Salted like a snack or in milkshakes.
Raisins: Raisin is a good source of potassium and iron. Although high in calories, it is low in fat. So, it can be eaten by slimmers in balance. It contains high sugar and can cause tooth decay. It is high in natural sugar Diabetes patients are usually advised to avoid them.
Apricots: Dried apricots are high in calories, and it is one of the great health foods because they are a compact and convenient source of nutrients. Dried apricots are high in beta carotene, potassium, and iron. Consumption potassium is associated with a lessening in blood pressure ( it is due to salt sensitivity). Potassium is a natural diuretic that encourages the body to excrete water and sodium.
Preservatives in some dried apricot may trigger an asthma attack in susceptible people. I like Apricot to use as juice or in breakfast cereals.
Figs: Dried Figs contain Pectin – a form of soluble Fiber which can help to reduce blood cholesterol levels – and also insoluble fiber, which improves the flow of food through the gut, so preventing constipation and other bowel disorders. A handful of dried figs will usually have a laxative effect, while syrup of figs is a traditional remedy for constipation.
Dried figs are high in sugar and can contribute to tooth decay. Dried fig mold may be contaminated. So, stay careful. I especially like have fig jam, fig rolls, and fresh fig salad. You can make everything at home. If looking for the recipes, write on comments.
Cranberry: Cranberry is a superfood because of its high nutrition and antioxidant quality. Cranberry can lower the risk of urinary tract infection(UTI), helps to prevent a particular type of cancers, improve immune function, and lower blood pressure. I especially like cranberry to use as juice or in breakfast cereals. You can purchase some sliced cranberries; it is available in Amazon. Add them to your daily breakfast. It’s yummy.
Hazelnuts: Hazelnuts are an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. It is a fabulous source of the anti-aging vitamin- Vitamin E. Hazelnuts can enjoy as raw, roasted, in a paste, or as an ingredient in healthy dishes. If I say my choice to use, I would love to use it in coffee and as a spread with chocolate.
So, this is all my favorite dry fruits, which one is yours?
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