When fresh fruits go through the process of drying, their water content is lowered considerably while the flavours get intensified, along with the concentration of the minerals and the vitamins.
Dry fruits are your skin’s best friend, mentioned below are certain nutrients present in dry fruits, which benefit your overall health along with your skin.
Vitamins – Dried peaches, prunes and plums have vitamin A in the beta-carotene form; it helps in preventing flakiness and dryness of the skin by repairing the broken tissues. It makes your skin smooth and fights acne. Dried dates, peaches, apples and apricots are rich in vitamin B6 and B complex. They help to improve the skin’s ability to avoid dryness, flakiness and early wrinkles by retaining moisture.
Antioxidants – They are the best friends of our skin and helps prevent early signs of ageing. Raisins, dried plum, prunes, peaches, cranberries, blueberries boost the ability of your skin to protect itself from damage due to the sun and the environment.
Iron – From dried plums to raisins, dried dates, dried peaches, dried apples, figs, apricots, most known dry fruits are rich source of iron. It not only helps in preventing anaemia but also has an impact on your sleep which is very important for your skin. Lack of sleep, can cause coarse skin and skin breakouts. The iron increases collagen quantity of the skin, which keeps it firm, smooth and supple.
Dietary fibre – Most dry fruits are rich in fibre content, which helps in preventing fat build up and acne.
Copper – It is very good for a person suffering from acne as it helps to be tame down the inflammation due to it. Apart from it, copper also works as an antioxidant helping the skin make more elastin (connective tissue of the skin).
Potassium – It is found in significant quantities in the dry fruits. It is an electrolyte which helps the skin in absorbing nutrients and removing unnecessary wastes apart from speeding up the healing process of cuts. It also aids in muscle building.
Moreover, the dry fruits are a great source of carbohydrates and add a lot of energy to our system. When you buy dry fruits make sure that they are free from sulphur and any added artificial sweeteners. The traditional ones are dried using the heat from the sun and have natural sugars. These include raisins, dates, prunes, apricots, figs, etc.