An apricot is a small sweet fruit with a velvety texture,golden orange color and delicate aroma.Here are it’s top benefits:
1.Treat Anaemia: Apricots have some copper as well as iron content that help forming hemoglobin. So those people who are suffering from anemia must consume apricots regularly.
2.Relieve Gastrointestinal problems:
Apricot juice can be used to
a.relieve increased acidity in stomach
b.relieve constipation; apricot is natural laxative
c.relieve the symptoms of colitis, flatulence and bacterial imbalances.
d.aid in digestion
3.Regular bowel movement: If you eat them with the skin – which is much softer than the skin on many other fruits – then they are also a particularly great source of fiber helping to encourage regular bowl movements.
4.Prevent heart diseases: Apricots are also high in beta carotene, which helps to prevent LDL cholesterol oxidation which is believed to help prevent heart disease and which is even more effective when combined with the high fiber content.
5.Prevent cramping: They are also high in potassium which can help to prevent cramping.
6.Combat cancer: Apricots can help to combat cancer through the inclusion of antioxidants. Vitamins A and C are antioxidants for instance to begin with, as is lycopene which is also found in apricots. This means that by consuming apricots you are able to prevent damage caused to your cells by ‘free radicals’ and in turn ensure the DNA is less likely to be damaged.
7.Prevent Cataract: Apricots are rich in Vitamin A which prevents cataract and macular degeneration.
8.Improve brain function: Health benefits of apricot include improved function of brain due to a high content of magnesium and phosphorus.
9.Boost Immune system: They are highly rich in vitamins and minerals. In particular they are very high in vitamin C which helps to boost your immune system and thus protect you against colds and other problems.
10.Skin diseases: Apricot oil is also good for body massage as it helps to keep the skin healthy and glowing. It is also useful for treating skin diseases such as itching, eczema and scabies.
11.Get smooth complexion: Apricot’s high Vitamin A content helps give a smoother complexion because it aids in the removal of pimples and other blemishes.
12.Nail health: Apricot is very good for nail health.
13.Treat Fever: Juice that is made using fresh apricots is known to treat fever. It is a great antidote for fever as it is loaded with with minerals, water, healthy calories and vitamins.
14.Detox:The components present in apricots detoxify the body by helping in flushing out the unnecessary toxins.
15.Dissolve gallstones: Research indicates that apricot aids in the removal of gall stones.