06 Sep 2022

Benefits Of Consuming Dry Fruits In Winters

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The best snack partner for us, dry fruits, are a healthy alternative to those oily fried foods which in turn harm your body. Rich in important nutrients, vitamins & proteins to nourish your body. Also packed with healthy fats that give you warmth during winter. 

Dry fruits have many many health benefits that aid in weight loss. Regular consumption reduces the risk of many chronic diseases. Apart from that, dry fruits are also very beneficial for our skin. Winter brings many challenges to our bodies and one needs to keep the right nutrition in check for a stronger immune system. Apart from what the dipping mercury and the dryness in the atmosphere do to your skin and overall health with communicable diseases. It is also the season of festivals, weddings and just in general a lot of binge eating. The solution to it all is very simple, replace your munchies and snacks with dry fruits, add them religiously to your daily diet.

Building Immunity with Dry Fruits

One of the biggest needs of the winter season is to build immunity. Dry fruits like dates, figs, peaches and pistachios are not only delicious but also provide with the vital vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fibers, and oils vital for excellent health. Further, the vitamin C and protein present in them builds your immunity stronger. Hence, helping us all to ward off colds, coughs, asthma, and other ailments common in the season of winter. Dry fruits also have an enormous quantity of an antioxidant called phenol which clears the body of free radicals and counters the aging process. Raisins, especially, have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help us fight infections, aches, swollen body injuries and pains.

Dry Fruits For Glowing & Healthy Skin

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Winter is coming! And so are the dry, patchy and scaly skin days. It’s time to monitor your diet and include moisture inducing food in your diet in the dry season. Prevent dry, cracked skin by including dry fruits, as they are highly rich in natural oils, in your daily diet. Almonds, walnuts, and peanuts are particularly rich in natural oils. Apricots on the other hand help your body retain your natural moisture and catalyze cell regeneration. Prunes, raisins, and walnuts help in cleaning impurities and flushing out all toxins from your blood, giving a clear and glowing skin. Almonds are naturally high in monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E which add to your skin’s suppleness and make it soft. For anti aging and prevention of wrinkles, walnuts are your saviour. They are especially rich in vitamin B which delays ageing of the skin. They also contain a plant-based Omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which improves the texture of the skin.

Energy Booster And Healthy Brain

Scrabble letters making the words brain diet with dry fruits around

Winter’s hack is high energy and body warmth. Dry fruits like cashews, almonds, currants, pistachios, walnuts, dried apricots, and plums are some of the richest energy sources. Consuming a bowl of dry fruits regularly during winter makes the body most suited for the winter weather. Nuts contain phytosterols, compounds that help lower blood cholesterol, and are full of protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, folate, vitamin E, and magnesium. Walnuts contain omega 3 and improve general body and brain health. Similarly cashews and dates are your best snack partner this season. 

A Date With Dates

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Dates, nature’s sweet candy! They are filled with sucrose, fructose, and glucose which can help you with an immediate energy rush when you chew on a handful of them. This is why sports personalities drink date juice during matches to re-energize instantly without hampering the guidelines or match rules. Reading this diabetics may worry about their consumption of dates but you would be relieved to find that dates actually have a low glycemic index. So, there are no sugar level spikes after eating them. Since dates are rich in iron and potassium, they are also an excellent means of improving digestive health.

Dates help protect your heart, and avoid getting cancer. Yes you read that right, dates are rich in antioxidants like carotenoids, flavonoids, and phenolic acids. These play a major role in preventing the development of cancer and cardiac ailments. 

Easy Weight Control

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The biggest concern of everyone is weight loss when embarking on a fitness journey. Dry fruits and nuts provide good calories. Since most of them are fibre-rich, they clean your system of harmful free radicals. They are so amazing in a weight loss journey as they make you feel full easily, and suppress hunger pangs. However, please avoid candied pineapples, mangoes, and apples if you need to watch your weight, or are diabetic. Instead choose Raisins. They are packed with fibre, potassium, and polyphenols. Raisins have a low to medium glycemic index value, and a low insulin index. This aspect makes it a safe food for diabetics, and those who are pre-diabetic.

Also, add the wondrous Apricots to your diet today! They have a positive impact on your vision as they are rich in vitamin A, and strengthen your optic nerves. Their high calcium and potassium content bring better bone health. The rich iron content in them not only prevents anaemia but also gives a glass glow and pink undertone to your skin.

Choose The Dry Fruit Diet!

Choose a healthy lifestyle today! Winter is coming soon and we need to prepare our diet and body for it. Go to Milkbasket today and with the power of digital get all your dry fruits and other needs delivered at your doorstep! Order all that you need and have a healthy and fun filled winter season! Stay Healthy, Stay Happy with your favourite delivery app, Milkbasket!

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