Winters have already set in and most of the country is seeing the temperature gauge going below 15 degrees. With a strong cold wind blowing, it is time to grab your cup of coffee and snuggle in your blanket. Another thing that adds flavor to this weather and makes it more pleasant is dry fruits and nuts, loved by all types and health-conscious people and casual eaters alike. Dried fruits and nuts offer some great benefits including longer shelf life and portability and they have significantly more calories as compared to fresh fruit. Some of the dried fruits are added with sugars but the ones which are prepared without any additives, are great for health as you will find out in the article by sooperchef below:
This fruit has great significance in the Islamic religion as it was loved by the last Prophet of Allah (PBUH) himself. Dates are full of fructose and provide instant surges of energy to the body, loaded with healthy compounds which relieve the body of constipation, regulate blood pressure, promote respiration and digestion. Moreover, it helps overcome diseases like impotence, anemia, and diarrhea.
Dried figs are a great source of dietary fiber and provide relief from constipation and tummy ache. Other than that, figs are also used for weight management as they keep you full for longer periods of time and suppress untimely cravings. Furthermore, they are a great source of Vitamins A, B1, B2, potassium, manganese, copper and iron.
Walnuts are one of the gold standard foods that you can treat your body with. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants as well as copper and manganese. Walnuts are also said to be great for people dealing with depression and loss of focus as they stimulate brain activity, so the next time you grab your favorite book to read, make sure you have a handful of walnuts with you as well. Click here for a tasty walnut recipe.
Raisins are mostly looked down upon for their small size doesn’t seem like it can pack too much nutrition, but it is a great energy source as it is packed with carbohydrates and they can do something that other dry fruits can’t: raisins give you whiter teeth and also provide cavity protection. This dried fruit is prepared by dehydrating grapes, which concentrates the nutrients, making a handful of raisins a power snack rich in nutrients like iron, potassium, carbs and B vitamins.
One of the most popular tree nuts is the deliciously healthy almond. It has been used in various herbal medicines and recipes over the course of time because of its nutrient density. It is full of healthy mono-saturated fats, protein, dietary fiber, and antioxidants which help the body with the regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure. Almonds are seen as a great weight loss snack as they reduce hunger and suppress cravings.
Peanuts can also be known as time-pass nuts because you can eat them merrily while talking to a friend, reading or just sitting near a cozy fire. These nuts are as healthy as they are popular plus they are rich in plant compounds, vitamins, and minerals. Peanuts are also a great source of protein, which is why most fitness trainers recommend peanut butter for muscle growth and fat loss. One of the most beneficial effects of peanuts on the human body is that reduce the risk of heart diseases and gallstones.
Arguably one of the oldest nuts on the list, pistachios are native to Asian subcontinent. Iran and Iraq are especially known for their high-quality pistachios, but Pakistani pistachio nuts are second to none when it comes to taste and freshness. These tasty nuts are not just good for toppings in ice cream and desserts, they are also packed with nutrients like carbohydrates, good fats, protein and amino acids, making them great for cardiac health, weight management, protection against diabetes and hypertension as well improved digestion.
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