It’s the perfect “heater” on the body and provides extra energy, so should be consumed especially in winter. Given that this source of energy very quickly reaches the bloodstream, especially recommended for athletes after a hard workout.
The most often is consumed prunes, figs, apples, pears, apricots, grapes, pineapple, dates ..
Dried fruit – Stock of potassium and magnesium
Dried fruit is a storehouse of potassium and magnesium. In a hundred grams of dried fruit has an average of 600 to 800 milligrams of potassium, and in dried apricots even 1.370. In a hundred grams of dried banana even more – 1.490 milligrams. Dried fruit has a remarkable amount of iron, and is the perfect antioxidant cocktail with the vitamin C, E and beta carotene.
How should eat dried fruit?
Modern nutritionists believe that dried fruits should be eaten in moderate amounts throughout the year. It should be avoided after the main meal, because it slows down digestion and brings too many calories.
Bananas should be eaten because it is good against the stress, while a handful of raisins filling and reduces hunger and sugar from it help easier to submit physical and mental efforts.
Those who want to lose weight are recommended prunes and figs, because they contain fiber. In case you are very hungry, eat two or three figs because they are rich with magnesium and fiber and less calories compared to other dried fruits.
Dried apricots are recommended for professional athletes, and who have regular physical activity because they contain huge amounts of potassium, which is important for normal working muscles. It should know that serving five dried apricots covers 20% of the daily requirement for this mineral, and part of the body’s need for iron.