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21 May, 2022 Lifestyle

Nuts and Dried Fruits for External Beauty

Nuts and Dried Fruits for External Beauty

There is a lot to love about nuts and dried fruits apart from being little powerhouses of nutrients they also make for a great breakfast, evening snacks and are even great as a main ingredient in so many dishes. But, in addition to providing several benefits for your health and tickling those taste buds did you know that nuts and dried fruits can also contribute towards skin, hair and nail health plus, the maintenance of normal vision. How you say? Read on to find out.

How can almonds help prevent ageing

Almonds are notoriously known for their potential benefits for heart health as they are high in monounsaturated fat, or otherwise known as good fat, so when eaten as part of a healthy diet, they may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels reducing your risk of heart disease. However, there is research that suggests that adding almonds into your daily diet could help reduce wrinkles! This is because almonds are high in vitamin E which may aid in the protection of cells from oxidative stress, put more simply, ageing.

Why can Brazil nuts help us maintain hair and nail health

Brazil nuts are full of goodness. They are a high in fiber, vitamin E, thiamin and minerals such as selenium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. Brazil nuts are also a source of calcium and iron (1,2). But how may they help our hair and nail health you may ask? Well, Brazil nuts are high in selenium, which is known to help towards the maintenance of normal hair and nails. In fact, the Brazil nut has more selenium than any other food on the planet!

How can Macadamias help us to stay wrinkle free

Again, like almonds, macadamias are widely known for their benefits for heart health thanks to their high omega-7 content. But, thanks to their antioxidant manganese content they are also great little miracles to potentially prevent signs of ageing. Antioxidant manganese is essential for your skin to produce the collagen which skin needs to stay it needs to stay plump and wrinkle free.

Why do dried apricots help vision

So how can these little orange beauties help towards a healthy complexion you may ask. Well, the answer is their nutrient content. Dried apricots are high in vitamin A which is considered an essential nutrient that contributes towards the maintenance of normal skin. And, as an added bonus as well as vitamin A, dried apricots also contain beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, all of which may contribute to the upkeep of normal vision.
If you want to find out how you can add nuts and dried fruits to your diet check out our recipes.
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