Apricots dense structure with high soluble fiber content means your bowel movements will be normalized and will help control blood sugar levels (Shahidi & Alasalvar, 2016). This wonderful fruit is also high in antioxidants to aid the body’s normal functioning. The more antioxidants in the fruit, the more toxins that are eliminated (Kevat, 2017). Being high in iron, apricots assist people who suffer from anemia. 2 or 3 servings will provide the increase in hemoglobin levels you need to be fit and active (Wilcock, 2015). Did we forget to mention they're also great for skin health! Being high in beta-carotene will help iron out wrinkles and make your skin look radiant (Tannis, 2009). Its also known that apricots increase your metabolism, at only 79 calories per cup helping you’ll burn fat while you get the energy you need to perform (Paul, 2014).
Below is a list of the different vitamins and minerals you’ll find in Apricots:
Calories 74.4 (311 kJ) 4%
From Carbohydrate 62.1 (260 kJ)
From Fat 5.1 (21.4 kJ)
From Protein 7.3 (30.6 kJ)
Lastly, apricots are great for bone health! With all these benefits I bet you're wondering why you aren’t eating more apricots!
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Shahidi, F., & Alasalvar, C. (2016). Handbook of Functional Beverages and Human Health. Nutraceutical Science and Technology, 11, 116.
Tannis, A. (2009). Feed Your Skin, Starve Your Wrinkles: Eat Your Way to Firmer, More Beautiful Skin with the 100 Best Anti-Aging Foods. Ontario: Fair Winds Press.
Wilcock, F. (2015). Super Drinks for Pregnancy: Juices, smoothies, and soups to meet key dietary requirements. Hachette UK.