The dried apricot contains many minerals: mainly potassium, but also phosphorus, magnesium, iron and calcium. It also contains high of vitamin A which provides the apricot with antioxidant properties that enhance the immune system. In addition, the abundance of carotenes stimulates the production of melanin by promoting tanning, improves visual acuity and strengthens bones and teeth. The presence of fiber also helps the intestinal transit.
They are rich in fiber, therefore useful for intestinal functions and to prevent constipation, they are excellent for there integration of mineral salts, especially recommended for those who practice sports and for those who have to face physical and mental efforts. Among the minerals: potassium, to rebalance the level of liquids in the body, helping to maintain healthy cardiovascular system; magnesium, responsible for countless metabolic processes; phosphorus, a valuable aid for our brain functions, finally selenium, calcium and sodium.
Of all the dried fruits, figs are the richest in calcium; in the right proportion, among other things, with phosphorus to obtain optimal assimilation. Figs are also indicated for their richness in potassium, an essential element for heart health, to prevent hypertension and to combat water retention: one of the causes of cellulite. In figs is also interesting the level of vitamin B1 or thiamine, the essential substance for a good assimilation of sugars at the cellular level.
Dried plums are known for their laxative properties, but their main property is less known: they are the food that contains by far the largest amount of antioxidant substances able to counteract the free radicals responsible for many degenerative diseases and aging of the body. Rich in potassium, and iron, vitamin B1 and thiamine, essential vitamins for the use Of sugars in cells and transformation into energy.