Health benefit – the humble apricot

Health benefit  – the humble apricot

 


Fresh fruits are low in calories, composing just 50 calories per 100 g weight. Nonetheless, they are rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The fruits are enriched with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals; that helps prevent heart disease, reduce LDL, (“bad cholesterol”) levels and offer protection against cancers.apricot 1


Apricots are excellent sources of vitamin-A, and carotenes. 100 g fresh fruits have 1926 IU or 64% of daily-required levels of vitamin A. Both compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin-A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes helps protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.


Fresh fruits contain vitamin-C, another natural anti-oxidant. Vitamin-C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.


They are an also good source of minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, calcium and manganese. Potassium is a heart-healthy mineral; an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.


The total anti-oxidant or ORAC value of raw apricots is 1115 umol TE/100 g. Much of this in these fruits comes from some important health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic anti-oxidants such as lutein, zea xanthin and beta cryptoxanthin. Altogether, these compounds act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging, cancers and various disease process.


Further, zea-xanthin, a carotenoid selectively absorbed into the retinal “macula lutea” in the eyes where it is thought to provide anti-oxidant and protective light-filtering functions. Thus, consumption of fruits like apricots rich in zea-xanthin helps eyes protect from age-related macular disease (AMRD), especially in the elderly people.  nutriton-and-you.com

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With summer upon us and the increased availability of delicious fruit,

why not combine them with Neways FitChoice protein shake to create a scrummy healthy smoothie ! fitchoice-smoothie

One way to harness all the benefits mentioned above along with the ability to have a satisfying snack as part of  a sustainable weight management programme !

Developed exclusively for FitChoice, these protein shakes are so delicious, you’ll look forward to enjoying them at any time.

You can be assured that you are getting essential nutrients to help you function at your best.

The optimised combination of pea protein isolate and soy protein concentrate together with carbohydrates, fat and fibres provides a balanced supplement for daily use.

Benefits :-

  • Life can be busy sometimes and you cannot always find time for a proper meal if you are on the move or simply running out of time.
  •  Sometimes you might also be feeling peckish and find yourself reaching for a snack which may not be as healthy as you would like.
  • FitChoice  vanilla protein shake offers a convenient option to supplement your daily diet.  vanilla shake

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