Did you know Apricots contain more beta carotene than Carrots, read on for more


The health benefits of Apricots

An example of good for the inside and out, the apricot kernel on the inside has many uses too. Its been hailed to prevent cancer for centuries and new research backs up these theories. Apricots also contain more  beta carotene than carrots, lots of vitamin A, potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus

Wellness

Eyes Apricots contain nutrients such as Vitamin A that promote good vision, Its a powerful antioxidant. Free radical damage affects eyes lenses and eating apricots assists in preventing degeneration to cells and tissues.

The degenerative effect of free radicals, or oxidative stress, can cause cataracts, damage the blood supply to the eyes, macular degeneration and night blindness. Researchers have proven those with a higher vitiman A intake are at less risk of cataracts

Preventing constipation and digestive conditions  by assisting the digestive process and internal body cleansing

Cancer Prevention High beta-carotene has been shown to help with oral and lung cancers along with the following

Enhance immuninty

Prevent cold and flu

Bronchitis and Rhinitis are treated using the apricot kernel with healing effects, particularly in chinese medicine

Weightloss

The Fibre in apricots can assist in weight management

Beauty

The oil that is extracted from the apricot kernel is very mild on the skin and has a moisturising effect

Babies skin is very sensitive, apricot oil is a very good moisturiser for babies skin as it contains many vitamins and is a gentle oil

  • Skins Elasticity Apricot kernel oil contains fatty acids, such as oleic and linoleic acid, they are the essential nutrients required for skin nourishments. The fatty acids make the skin elastic and help it retain moisture. Its high in vitamin A and E, which are vital in maintaining  healthy and supple skin. Regular application of this oil is believed to prevent premature aging and skin irritation. The oil has the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and is non-greasy

Eczema and Dermatitis are also successfully treated with the kernel oil

Minor burns and Injuries treatment with the oil also soothes pain and prevents infections

Scars and Rashes show positive results when treated with kernel oil

Dry Skin when treated shows excellent results, it contains similar properties to almond oil

Hair Kernel oil moisturizes, nourishes and strengthens your hair from the root, making it soft, shiny and bouncy. Regular application of this oil is known to help prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.

Cooking

Apricots are great dried and are very dark in colour when dried naturally , its sulphur dioxide that makes them retain their colour

Apricots preserve well when cooked in a natural sugar syrup solution and sealed in an airthight sterilised vessel

Apricot Jam is another great way to preserve them

Apricot kernel oil can be used as a dressing for salads

De Seed Stuff and Bake fresh with almond meal, cottage cheese, nutmeg and honey

Poach in a little orange juice with saffron, cinnamon and five spice

Chargrill or Roast is my favourite way to quickly add them to a roast chicken or pork dish or add and mix through a salad

Another magical natural product to enjoy in your life that will love you back from the inside out

 

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