23 May 2012

Eat Apricots For Good Health

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Apricot is a succulent fruit loaded with vitamins and nutrients. You can eat it raw, dried or canned but studies show that eating dried apricots can yield more health benefits.

This fruit is rich in beta-carotene. It is also rich in potassium, iron, calcium and Vitamin C and is a good natural source of fibre. Here are some health benefits of eating apricots:

  • Helps ease constipation because it can act as a mild laxative due to its cellulose and pectin content.
  • Helps indigestion because it produces alkaline reaction on the body system. You can take one apricot before meal to aid digestion.
  • The juice can help your body to cool down during fever.
  • It helps treat skin diseases like scabies, sunburn, rashes, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
  • Helps in anemia because it is rich in iron.

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