In addition to their great taste and flavor, apricots are healthy and rich in vitamins.
Apricots are one of the richest natural sources of vitamin A, C, B complex, potassium and beta carotene. They help the body defend against bacterial infections, restoration of damaged tissue in the development of strong teeth and bones and improves vision.
The Chinese used apricots as medicine and as longevity fruit, apricot blossom fragrance used for making perfume.
Nutrients from apricots protect the heart and eyes and dietary fiber to protect against disease. At the heart health is extremely beneficial effect has a high content of beta-carotene and lycopene which protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation.
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells and tissues from damage caused by free radicals, and also affects their eyesight.
Degenerative effect of free radicals and oxidative stress may lead to the development of cataracts or lower the blood supply of the eye that causes macular degeneration. Intake of vitamin A by 40% reduces the likelihood of cataracts.
Apricots are a good source of dietary fibers, which have beneficial effects on the digestive tract and apricots are a good prevention against constipation or outbreaks of disease such as diverticulosis. Thanks to cellulose and pectin is used as a mild laxative, and slightly alkaline reaction has a positive effect on the digestive system if eaten before each meal.
It is recommended that anemic persons because of its high iron content also increases the amount of hemoglobin. Fresh juice of apricot is used as a drug with fever and skin diseases, cools and speeds up the elimination of waste products of digestion.
Beneficial effect on skin and should be eating if you suffer from eczema, burns.
Rich in vitamin B17 – amygdalin, which helps in the fight against cancer because it destroys cancer cells and helps in the prevention of its occurrence. Amygdalin attack cancer cells by destroying cancer cells, which enzyme is different than the same enzyme in normal cells.
Vitamin B17 is used as a primary therapy of cancer patients in clinics around the world in addition to other non-toxic drugs and appropriate diet.
Seeds of apricot is rich in protein and essential fatty acids, used in the cosmetics industry in products intended for dry, old and wrinkled skin.
Therefore, there are several reasons why eating apricots. Enjoy apricots!
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