Friday, 17 June 2016

Health benefits of "Apricot"

      1.  Macular degeneration is a disorder of the eye and one of the major causes of loss of sight in older people. It also helps in strengthening the optic nerves in your eyes.

2.Apricots have moderate amounts of all the minerals necessary for healthy bone growth. Calcium, phosphorous, manganese, iron, and copper all play a certain role in the creation of bone matter. So, eating apricots can healthy growth and development of your bones.


3.  Apricot fruit is high on fiber content, it helps to reduce the bad cholesterol content in the body and your heart is protected. Also, it increases the good cholesterol. 


     4.  Dried apricots are a very good source of iron that is useful to fight anemia. Including dried apricots in your daily diet helps in hemoglobin production that can be useful for women who experience heavy flow during periods.

5. Antioxidants are required by the body to aid the body’s natural functioning. Higher the amount of antioxidants in the body, higher is the rate of elimination of toxins from it. 


6. Apricot juice is given to patients suffering from fever because it provides necessary vitamins, minerals, calories and water to the body. Some people use steamed apricot to relieve fevers. 


7. The dietary fiber in the fruit improves your digestive system. And it’s recommended that you eat a few apricots as a snack when you are feeling hungry, especially if you are on a diet. It fills you up but doesn’t add unnecessary calories. Remember to rinse your mouth after you eat the dried version.


     8.  Dried apricots juice can be used to treat itching due to sunburn, eczema and scabies. This also helps to clear acne and other skin problems. Apricot scrub is used to exfoliate the skin.

9.  Dried apricot has been used as herbal medicine in pregnancy. This can cure infertility, hemorrhage and spasms. The paste of this dried fruit can cure vaginal infections. This must be consumed moderately by pregnant and lactating mothers. During pregnancy, dried apricot fruits serve as excellent snacks instead of eating sweets and other snacks.


10. Dried apricots contain potassium which is necessary for bodily functions like improving metabolism and roles of the tissues, organs and other cells. Thus, it is important for muscle-building and normal body growth. It helps to regulate the levels of acid in the body and useful for protein synthesis. 


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