Apricots

Apricots
The small, golden orange fruit - Apricot is relative to peach family. It has furry skin and flesh. It doesnt hold excessive juice but certainly it is smooth and sweet.

Health Benefits
  1. Rich in Vitamin A, B2, B3 and C.
  2. Have healing and therapeutic property.
  3. Blend fresh apricot with honey provides a refreshing, cooling concoction to ease body heat brougyt about by fever.
  4. The kernel yields oil that is similar to that of almond.
  5. Brings relief to strained muscles.
  6. Constipation: Being rich in fibre, it is very helpful in preventing constipation.
  7. Digestion: Eating an apricot before meal is believed to boost digestion.
  8. Releases increased acidity in stomach as well as alleviate the symptoms of colitis, flatulence and bacterial imbalances.
  9. Eyesight improvement: Vitamin A in apricot promotes better eyesight. Vitamin A deficiency can cause night blindness and impair sight.
  10.  Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, quenches free radical damage to cells and tissues.
  11. Holds high beta-carotene content good for heart.
So whats next? Enjoy apricot in delectable ways as follows:
  • eat fres or dried
  • in vegetable stews
  • in green salads
  • as jam

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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