All the benefits of dried fruit

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Hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds: you can eat plenty of nuts, as it is really good for you. Cardiovascular system, digestive system and skin: dried fruit is an elixir of goodness and well-being

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Hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds: you can eat plenty of nuts, as it is really good for you. Cardiovascular system, digestive system and skin: dried fruit is an elixir of goodness and well-being.





Dried fruit is excellent between meals, while if you get into the habit of munching it after lunch or dinner, the only effect will be that of a slow and heavy digestion.
And if you love it, don't worry about your diet. According to a study conducted by the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council which dedicated a study to the Mediterranean diet related to dried fruit, eating it (especially walnuts) would not make you fat but rather it would be a recommended food for obesity problems or chronic diseases. Obviously, as with all foods, this assumption does not apply to binges and exaggerations.

The study highlights all the benefits of dried fruit: it has no cholesterol and is rich in important nutrients, including protein and dietary fiber. It is also an excellent source of folic acid, niacin, and vitamins E and B6, as well as minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, and potassium. However, dried fruit has a high in fat and lots of calories. But the dried fruit fats are unsaturated therefore not harmful to health and excellent against bad cholesterol. In addition, unsaturated fats include the "friends" of dried fruit, or Omega 3s known as elixirs of youth.

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Dried fruit is also excellent for the intestine, given its high fiber content. Boiled prunes, for example, help intestinal function. The same goes for figs and raisins. However, the range of benefits that can be drawn from dried fruit is not for everyone: those suffering from kidney problems, diabetics, those with kidney problems or those suffering from Crhon's disease or ulcerative colitis should not consume them.



Dried fruit can be useful in cooking. It is quick and easy to understand its use and the same study also gives many practical suggestions. For instance, breading meat and fish with dried fruit is easy. Just toast it and mix it with a little flavored breadcrumbs, herbs and spices such as basil and thyme and then proceed with the normal breading. Or you can use it as a source of protein in a pasta salad: sauté it and add it to your plate. It is excellent as a snack and goes very well with cheeses: you can use it as an appetizer to surround cold cuts and savory biscuits. Excellent in the morning in yogurt, always well appreciated if you sprinkle our favorite brioche or if you flavor milk for breakfast. The number of servings recommended for foods in this group, according to the study, is 2-3 per day, equivalent to 140-200 grams of cooked lean meat.



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