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Curative benefits of apricots
- Precious for the skin
Apricots contain beta-carotene which stimulate the production of melanin, substance protecting skin from sunrays.
They’re rich of A and C vitamins, potassium and fibers.
Apricots are a salutary feeding.
Apricots contain catechins, flavonoids aiding our organism to fight the inflammations.
- Protect the sight
Carotenoids contained in apricots protect sight, particularly from the damages caused by the advanced age
- Rich of fibers
Apricots prevent from constipation. The presence of fibers, in fact, aids to stimulate the intestinal peristalsis.
Apricots are a fruit rich of vitamins, mineral salts and fibers. They’re precious for the skin and eyes because they’re a source of A and C vitamins. Among the mineral salts which apricots give to our organism we find potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium.
Furthermore, apricots are a precious source of antioxidants necessary to our organism in protecting organs and tissues from the action of free radicals. Diets rich of antioxidants, among which we find polyphenols and flavonoids, aid us to fight aging and maintaining healthy the circulatory system.
Apricots are among the most appreciated summer fruits and in this season they’re useful to protect our skin exposed to sun longer than other periods. The consume of apricots is recommended overall for their content of fibers and beta-carotene which stimulates the production of melanin, a substance responsible for the tan that protects skin from sunrays.
Carotenoids contained in apricots are important for the protection of sight from the damages caused by the aging. In fact, carotenoids help us to protect retina, one of the most delicate part of the eyes. Apricots content also catechins, flavonoids which help our organism to fight the inflammations. It’s to underline also the presence of soluble fibers in apricots which contribute to maintain under control the level of sugar in blood.
Apricots are also excellent in the prevention of constipation. The presence of fibers help to stimulate the intestinal peristalsis, facilitating the defecation and the detoxification from tossins and foreign substances. Laxative function is completed by the presence of a sugar called sorbitol.
Potassium contained in apricots has a regulator action on body fluids and heartbeat, reducing water retention and blood pressure. Useful in case of tiredness or convalescence, apricots are remineralizing and represent a good help in case of tiredness due to excessive warm or during the physical activity thanks to their abundance of mineral salts and vitamins. Then, they’re excellent as salutary snack to find a bit of energy.
Three exclusive recipes with particular taste
Apricots are typical fruits of hot seasons. From May to August is possible to find them on fruit stands and they’re a precious ingredient to prepare excellent dishes.
We selected three recipes by Valentina De Palma, known for participating to transmissions on Gambero Rosso, La7 and for broadcasting “Chef in tacchi a spillo” on Telenorba.