How about having a high-fat food that is good for your health? This is not an oxymoron; the answers are almonds, nuts and pistachios. These dry fruits have been known to have a good impact on your heart health. Several researchers have shown that adding nuts to your daily diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 30%.
Pistachios help in reducing the bad cholesterol. They are rich in antioxidants like vitamin A and E and help in protecting blood vessels and fighting inflammation. … Continue reading
Dry fruits and chocolates are a velvety, crunchy and yummy combination. They are rich in antioxidants. Besides adding greater flavor to the chocolate, dry fruits build upon the nutritional value as they are a great source of fiber, vitamins and carbohydrates. Chocolate is known for stimulating the cardio-vascular system; reduce blood pressure and endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure. It is considered an aphrodisiac due to the pleasure one gets on its consumption. Dry fruits also act as a great source of instant energy required for daily functioning.
High blood pressure or hypertension is a medical condition, which results in elevated levels of blood pressure in the arteries. Heart has to work harder than normal to circulate the blood. It is very crucial to control high blood pressure, especially in older ages. High blood pressure does not show any indications but can easily increase the chances of killer diseases like heart attack, kidney failure, heart failure, cognitive decline, aneurysms of the arteries, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, etc.
Even moderated elevation in arterial blood pressure can be associated with a shorter life span. Lifestyle and dietary changes can help … Continue reading
Asthma is a respiratory disease, which is characterized by constricted airways that result in breathing difficulties. It is normally triggered by an allergic response because of an allergen that causes the lungs and the airways to be clogged and inflamed with excess mucus.
Dried figs are known to have a positive effect on respiration. Figs are a highly nutritious food and contain almost no fat. They are abundant in natural sugar, which makes them taste delicious. When compared to fresh figs, dried figs have a greater amount of proteins, fibres and minerals. Moreover, they have 360% more calcium, 350% more … Continue reading
Anemia is a deficiency, which happens due to low hemoglobin levels within the blood, which is due to less intake of iron. It mostly happens in women. The symptoms of this disease may vary from shortness of breath to fatigue or dizziness and many more.
With the help of this article, we are trying to give away the list of dry fruits that are rich in iron and can help in improving the hemoglobin levels within the blood.
Raisin – Grape is a very rich source of iron. Raisins which are the … Continue reading
Whether it is for Festivals, birthdays, religious functions or potlucks, no spread can ever be complete without this Indian style tomato dates chutney. This chutney gets its aroma from the spices and fresh tomatoes, plum, succulent dates, jaggery, raisins and ground and roasted cumin.
It is eaten as the transition between savoury and dessert, it is a spicy, hot and sweet palate cleanser. This chutney not only does wonders for your taste buds but also for your health. Dates are rich in iron, which can help in treating anaemia. It also has a good amount of minerals and vitamins and … Continue reading
Dry fruits have the same effects as the fresh ones against cancer. Dry fruits like dried prunes, raisins, figs and dates can help in inhibiting the growth and development of certain cancers. It is beneficial for cancer patients to have some dry fruits in their diet every day.
Some of these Dry Fruits are:
Figs: They are known for having derivative of benzaldehyde, which is effective in shrinking tumours. Apart from this, figs are rich in vitamin A and C, magnesium, calcium and potassium; which helps in weight control.
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 … Continue reading