Dried fruit is a healthy and delicious snack. Contrary to what many people think, it actually is comparable to fresh fruit. Dried fruit is not less healthy than fresh fruit. The only difference from where this idea can come from, is that dried fruit contains no vitamin c. All other vitamins and minerals are preserved, however, it is packed with vitamin B1, vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, copper and potassium. Moreover, it is very easy to carry with you and it has a sweet taste which makes it the excellent substitute for a snack. Also for children.
Dried fruit contains a lot of fiber. This is necessary for proper digestion and bowel movement the body. If you have hard stools, the solution might be to consume a handful of dried fruit daily.
Besides the positive effects on your digestion, dried fruit also gives a positive effect in combating cancer and heart disease. Existing cancer cells are slain, and the growth of new cancer cells is blocked. It also contains many antioxidants which improve your cholesterol. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect.
It is an excellent substitute for fresh fruit, precisely because it can be taken easily. Dried fruits do not litter and can be eaten everywhere. There is no blade necessary in order to peel.
As with anything, you should not eat to much dried fruit. Dried fruit does contain a lot of sugar. As much as fresh fruit. But because you eat dried fruit more easy and quick, you easily consume to many sugar.
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