15 Jul '17, 10pm

Small Apricots Are Packed with Impressive Health Benefits

Small Apricots Are Packed with Impressive Health Benefits

Apricots may be small but, they are packed with nutrients and health benefits. Don’t let their tiny size fool you. Apricots are low in fat, have lots of fiber and are packed with essential vitamins, so let’s learn more about this small powerfood and why they are a great addition to your diet. Health Benefits 1. Rich in Antioxidants We need antioxidants to protect our bodies from the damage caused by free radicals. Health experts believe this damage may be what instigates the development of cancer, heart disease and other diseases. The best way to get the most antioxidants from apricots is to choose a fully ripe apricot . 2. Protection From Colon Cancer When a study investigated the effects of the Japanese apricot (Prunus mume) extract against colon cancer, they found that it helped the malignant cells to self-destruct. 3. Protects Eyesight Better Than Carrots Apricots did ...

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