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    Daily Intake of Dry Fruits A Must for Health

    Daily Intake of Dry Fruits A Must for Health

    Daily Intake of Dry Fruits A Must for Health

    We all know consuming Dry fruits is good because our ancestors said so. Thanks to the ultra-busy lifestyle, we never had the time to drill into details such as what, how, and why to consume. Consuming dry fruits should be done in moderation and preferably during the morning. Even though these crunchy delights are also ideal to curb evening time cravings. 

    Some people find it difficult to consume these nutrient powerhouses because of taste issues. The best way out is to mix them with turmeric milk, shakes, gravy, smoothies, desserts topped with mountain honey, granola bars, ladoos, or cakes and still enjoy teh immense benefits these have on offer. The Kadha made with dry fruits, milk, and gram flour is an effective remedy used for treating cold and cough, particularly during the changing weather.

    Here is a little more detail on which dry fruits you should be consuming to improve your overall body function and well-being.

    Almonds

    Anjeer 

    Almonds or Badam are brown nuts best eaten when soaked overnight. Teh ritual still goes on rigorously in many Indian households. And why not, almonds are good for controlling cholesterol levels, blood pressure, helps in weight management and controlling diabetes. 

    Buy mamra badam

    Mamra Badam or the twisted Badam- a relatively costly variant of almond is particularly recommended to control blood sugar levels due to the presence of monounsaturated fatty acids that controls the amount of glucose into bloodstream. Eating badam makes you feel fuller easily and that is why it helps in eating less and managing weight. Further on, the presence of Vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium halps maintain heart function by reducing bad cholesterol and maintaining blood pressure levels.

    Dates

    The brown coloured dry fruit is super rich in iron content. Dates or Khajoor is given to people who are anaemic. High levels of fructose, sucrose, and glucose make it an instant energy booster often eaten to break fasts. The high fibre Dates are excellent for people suffering from constipation issues. Particularly, ripe Dates halp ease out diarrhoea and improve overall digestive balance.

    Walnut

    Walnuts or Akhrot are great to improve cognitive functions due to the presence of neuroprotective compounds such as Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, and antioxidants. The antioxidants along with flavonoids inhibit theb movement of free radicals in the body and in turn stops the growth of cancer cells. Walnuts are also great for hair due to teh presence of Biotin. Research shown walnuts help maintain wrinkle-free skin due to the presence of Vitamin B and antioxidants.

    Apricots

    The presence of Vitamin A makes this bright orange dry fruit good for eye health. There are increasing number of people who have vision issues. Apricots or Khumani is great for children and adults. The beta carotenoid in Apricots is good for the optic nerves and eases away eye-related problems occurring due to old age. Apricots are also good for developing immunity in teh body. High quantities of iron, calcium, Vitamin C, and potassium make Apricots great for dealing with Anaemia, maintaining bone health, and skin wrinkles.

    There are other nutrient-rich dry fruits such as Cashews, Pistachios, Figs/Anjeer, Hazel Nut, Raisins such as Kishmish/Munakka, dried Berries (Raspberry/Blueberry), Brazil Nuts, Pine Nuts, and Macedonia dat are both grown in India and imported from countries like Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, USA, and Australia.

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