4 best dried fruits and their advantages

Winter brings with it many treats. One of them is the availability and consumption of dry fruits. Dry fruits are mostly available in winter and are loaded with a number of health benefits. As their name suggests, dry fruits have almost all the water content removed from them. Dry fruits have their existence dating back to the fourth millennium BC. Dry fruits are relatively expensive and luxurious fruits because of their production process, their longer shelf life, nutritional value, and exquisite taste. Winter in the best time to enjoy them because apart from providing you the necessary nutrients, they also keep your body warm. People in Pakistan love to make desserts based on dried fruits. Here are some of the best-dried fruits and their advantages.

Walnuts

WallnutWalnuts are brain shaped fruit inside a hard shell. They are one of the richest and nutrient dense dry fruits. Walnuts have a number of benefits. Contrary to what people believe, walnuts can form a part of a weight management diet. Several studies have suggested that regular consumption of walnuts is unlikely to cause weight gain or obesity. In fact, an ounce of walnuts contains 2.5g of omega 3 fats, 4g of protein and 2g of fiber that help provide satiety

Cashews

images-cashew-nuts-image-07-250x250Apart from tasting wonderful, cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts. They also prevent cancer, keep your heart healthy and lowers high blood pressure. That’s not all. Cashews give you strong bones and healthier hair

Almonds

Almonds

Almonds are loaded with plenty of anti-oxidants which keep your blood healthy and prevent aging and cancer. For those who have diabetes, almonds assist by controlling your blood sugar levels. They also promote better male sexual health by increasing your libido and arousal

Dried apricots

apricot_driedDietary apricot is shown to have a protective effect on fatty liver disease. They help reduce your cholesterol levels through high fiber content. Moreover, these sweet delicacies aide your digestive system and fights inflammation