APRICOTS For Lose Weight
Apricots provide an excellent supply of carotene (2985 IU) with the majority in the form of beta carotene (1696mcg), beta cryptoxanthin (161mcg) and lutein and zeaxanthin (138mcg). Fresh and dried apricots are of great benefit for the respiratory system. Beta carotene protects the lungs and respiratory system from infections. Beta carotene is also vital for healing damaged skin and it promotes skin cell life by its antioxidant effect on free radicals. The potassium content of fresh apricots is very good at 400mg. Dried apricots supply 1510mg. The combination of potassium and carotene makes apricots a healing food. Potassium repairs muscles, improves blood circulation and blood condition. Apricots are waiting to be appreciated.
The good supply of silicon promotes skin rejuvenation plus it cleanses the blood. Apricots are
ideal for the blood, skin and eyes. The supply of lutein and zeaxanthin, plus silicon protects against lens deterioration and potassium promotes nerve transmission to the brain and retards the process of ageing.
Apricots supply copper (0.4mg) and they are a good source of the trace mineral molybdenum, required for elimination of body waste.
Apricots provide antioxidant power from the very good supply of flavonoids. There are two main types of dried apricots: sun dried and sulphur dried. Sulphur-dried apricots are treated with sulphur dioxide and may be a problem for asthmatics. Sun-dried apricots provide the maximum nutritional value and they are a safe food for children, ideal as a teething aid and energy source.
GLYCEMIC CALORIES – total: 160 kcal. per 100 grams
INDEX: 0 Calories from: Carb: 31 Protein: 7 Fat: 123
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