Nov. 21, 2020, 4:06 p.m.
NEW DELHI (DIVYA SAINI): Packed with proteins, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals, Dry Fruits are little factories of good health. Limit the intake to about 20 grams total of mixed nuts and dry fruits and avoid snacking straight from a bag. It leads to overeating.
It’s rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that have a heart-protective role and are excellent for your brain and skin health. Almonds are also rich in Vitamin E, magnesium and potassium, which maintains blood pressure, improve blood circulation and maintain healthy heart function. Minerals like copper and manganese found in almonds are very beneficial. Eat in small quantities 4-7 pieces daily to get health benefits.
Walnuts are excellent sources of Vitamin E. It has a major cardio-protective role. Along with great taste and health benefits, they are sources of monounsaturated fats and Omega-3 fatty acids. Add them to salads, desserts or just pop , them daily 3-4 halves.
Dates are one of the most popular fruits packed with an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, required for normal human growth and overall wellbeing. Rich in fructose and dextrose, dates provide simple sugars easily and are a good way to start the day and jump-start the body’s metabolism. Enjoy 1-2 medium-sized dates daily.
Pistachios are the evergreen nuts that no one can resist. Pistachios contain more protein in comparison with other nuts like almonds, cashews and walnuts. They are rich in oleic acid, carotenes and Vitamin E. However, the salted counterparts negate the health quotient. Limit quantities to not more than 20 grams a day.
Benefits of Dry Fruits
1. Boost Immunity and Help Fight Diseases
Loaded with essential nutrients, potassium, iron, folate, calcium and magnesium. The antioxidants boost your immunity, keeping you healthy and free from diseases and other illnesses.
2. Help With Loose weight
People who include nuts and dried fruits in their diet are well-aware of dry fruits’ benefits for weight loss. When consumed in moderation, they help you reduce weight and stay fit.
3. Fight Constipation
Dry fruits like anjeer or figs have many benefits as they are rich in fibers which ensure a healthy bowel. Fiber helps the body remove waste from the body smoothly. Pistachios and dates make your bowel more flexible and relieve constipation.
4 Have Anti-ageing Properties
Radiant and glowing skin and controlling ageing are some of the benefits that dry fruits offer your skin. Almonds and pistachios help remove dead skin cells and walnuts prevent dry skin.
5 Fight Depression and Anxiety
Dry fruits are a rich source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that battles anxiety and depression in people. These antioxidants also improve memory. Dry fruits help to improve sleep.
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