- On average, it takes about 3 lbs. to 4 lbs. of fresh fruit to produce 1 lb. of dried fruit. By replacing a few servings of fresh fruit a week with smaller portions of dried fruit, you can increase your intake of dietary fibre, potassium, iron and antioxidants.
- Raisins, prunes and blueberries are among the top antioxidant foods on the planet. Anitoxidants help prevent various types of cancer, diabetes, heart and lung disease and cataracts.
- Nuts, berries and prunes are excellent sources of dietery fibre that aids digestion and keeps us regular.
- Walnuts are healthy nuts loaded with alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid that helps lower overall cholesterol and blood pressure, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, fights arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
- On average, 85% of the fat in nuts is unsaturated fat that decreases LDL or “bad cholesterol” and raises HDL or “good cholesterol.”
- 28 grams of almonds has as much calcium as a 1/4 cup of milk.
- Our bodies transform the beta-carotene (an antioxidant) in Apricots into Vitamin A, which helps the immune system, eyes, skin, hair, gums and glands.
- Healthy nuts like almonds have the largest amount of Vitamin E, calcium and magnesium than all other tree nuts. One handful may even help to relieve a headache!
- Just 4 slices of Mango gives you 20% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C.
- Dried Figs have three times the calcium of other fruits – plus plenty of phosphorous that helps the body absorb calcium.
- Just 1/4 cup of dried cranberries is equivalent to one serving of fruit.
- Consuming pecans can help lower LDL cholesterol levels by as much as 33% and may reduce PMS symptoms.
- Eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of macular degeneration (the primary cause of vision loss in older adults) by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily.
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