Apricots are ideal for low fat diets, because they are rich in fiber, mostly insoluble, which absorb water and help maintain a sense of satiety.
In addition, their flavor is a delight for the senses. Fibers are beneficial for those who want to lose weight.
First, it acts as a thickening agent, help you feel saturated and slows the stomach emptying. Fibers have the effect of accelerating food bowl movements of digestive tract.
Last but not least, nutriments which can be found in apricots protect your heart and eyes, and help you fight against diseases.
Benefits on health
Apricot fibers help to decrease cholesterol levels. They contain lot of beta-carotene, an important antioxidant, member of the family of vitamin A. The research showed the link between foods rich in beta-carotene and preventing some cancers, cataract and cardiovascular disease.
Prefer more fresh apricots, seasonal, they are the healthiest. Dried apricots are 3 times more calories than fresh.
Nutritional values for 3 apricots:
• Calories: 51
•Fats 1 g:
• Saturated fat: 0 g
• Cholesterol: 0 g
•Carbohydrates 12 mg
• Protein: 2 g
• Sodium: 1 mg
• Vitamin A: 2022 IU
• Vitamin C: 11 mg
• Potassium: 272 mg
• Carotenoids: 1371 mg