Apricots for weight loss.
This is a valuable dried fruit, which helps to lose weight comfortably, without harming your health. It contains many vitamins, macro — and micronutrients that the body needs.
The composition includes calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B5, carotene, and other useful substances. Also in dried apricots there is a lot of fiber, which helps to saturate the body with it in relatively small portions. It is recommended to eat them for the prevention and treatment of many diseases.
Useful properties of dried apricots
A dried apricot contains a lot of potassium, so it is useful for patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. It removes excess cholesterol from the body, facilitates the heart.
A dried apricot normalizes the function of the pancreas, improves the condition of diabetics. Doctors recommend to include it in your daily diet.
The dried fruit contains vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant, improves the immune system.
apricots satisfy hunger. It is enough to eat 2-3 pieces to get rid of the desire to eat.
It contains vitamin A, which is involved in the synthesis of collagen, taurine, hyaluronic acid.
Vitamin PP is actively involved in the metabolism of proteins, fats, normalizes tissue respiration.
B vitamins are involved in the synthesis of hemoglobin, improve vision, and normalize metabolic processes in the body.
The content of vitamins apricots is much inferior to fresh apricots, but it has the same amount of minerals.
Iron is involved in the processes of hematopoiesis, prevents the development of anemia, normalizes the endocrine organs.
Potassium and calcium support acid-base balance, prevent the appearance and development of such a serious disease as osteoporosis.
Magnesium is necessary to strengthen the heart and blood vessels.
The dried fruit contains boron, which stimulates the production of sex hormones, which is especially important at menopause.
Thanks to the presence of plant fibers apricots have a positive effect on the intestines and digestion in general.
How to choose
apricots should be a slightly darkish shade, medium hardness, without glitter. Before using it, it should be washed.
If it is too dry, soak it in hot water for a while. It is very caloric. (In 100 grams of fruit — 225 kcal.) But it is much less than in unnatural sweets.
Recipes with apricots for weight loss
Let’s look at a few useful recipes that will help to bring the weight back to normal.
Using apricots as a snack
You should take a handful of dried fruit (30-40 grams), and eat it between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This will help to recharge the body with energy, you will be easier to get through until lunch or dinner.
You can add some nuts to the snack, then the amount of sweet dried fruit should be reduced. Make sure that the total caloric value of the snack does not exceed 150-200 kcal.
As a dessert for tea
Use apricots as a dessert for tea, instead of sugar and candy. After dinner, even such a healthy treat will have to give up.
For breakfast, add them to oatmeal.
If you add a few pieces of dried fruit to a plate with oatmeal, you can recharge the body with healthy carbohydrates. You need to exclude butter and condensed milk.
After a snack, after 10-15 minutes, nutritionists recommend drinking a glass of water. This will help the dietary fiber to swell, and prolong the feeling of fullness.
Cocktail with dried apricots for weight loss
Ham — 5 pieces
Apple juice — 150 ml.
Yogurt — 100 gr.
Wash dried fruit in boiled water, cut it into small cubes, connect with fresh (not from store) apple juice, add nonfat yogurt, mix the ingredients, put into a glass and sprinkle nutmeg on top. You will get an excellent vitamin remedy, which reduces appetite and promotes weight loss. It can be consumed for breakfast.
Apricots with kefir for weight loss
You will need: 200 ml. kefir and 3-4 pcs. apricots. Dried fruit grind with a blender and combine with kefir. You get a delicious cocktail that can replace breakfast.
To prepare the vitamin mixture you will need:
Apricots — 200 gr.
Prunes — 200 gr.
Nuts — 200 gr.
Raisins — 200 gr.
Honey -250 gr.
Grind the dried fruits on a meat grinder, add honey, mix everything, place in the refrigerator for 10 days. At the end of the period, use the mixture daily, 1 tablespoon, on an empty stomach.
Taking a tasty vitamin mixture will create a great mood, provide the body with the necessary macro-and micronutrients, strengthen the immune system, protect against colds and other diseases.