by Surela Chakraborthy
Be it summer or winter, it’s always a good time to munch on some healthy dry fruits.
Compared to the energy bars you get at supermarkets, dry fruits are healthier snack options. What’s more, they’re delicious too.
Create a trail mix with nuts of your choice and carry it in a zipper bag. Pop a few of them to get instant energy after a long workout at the gym. Or just sprinkle some dry fruits in your lassi, kulfi, and shrikhand and enjoy cool desserts this summer.
Dry fruits like dates and frozen grapes provide great nourishment and help prevent summer-related diseases. For instance, dates are rich in protein, fibre, calcium and vitamins. They protect your eyes from sun damage. On the other hand, frozen grapes can solve your digestive problems and prevent fatigue caused by an imbalanced diet.
Athletes, especially, should have dry fruits throughout the year.
Why Go Nuts Over Nuts
Nuts like almonds, cashews, pistachios and walnuts build your immunity and prevent nervous disorders, eye problem and dryness of the skin. Eating nuts regularly will ensure that you have a healthy heart.
If you desire flawless skin, then you must have almonds daily. Soak them in water overnight, peel them the next day and pop them into your mouth. Follow this routine regularly to see visible results.
Moderation Is Key
Keep a count of the nuts you’re having. If you eat too many in one go, then you might lose your appetite for your main meal. Eat some nuts, drink water and wait for some time before you begin eating your meal.
When it comes to almonds, cashews and macadamia nuts, you can have 10 of them in a single sitting. If you’re having pistachios, eating around 15-20 nuts is practical.
Include plump raisins in your breakfast oatmeal. Adding dried apricots to your soups will make it more nutritious. You can also have dates as post-meal sweet treats. Add nuts to your cooking to make your meals delicious and more nutritious.
Dry fruits and nuts generally produce heat in the body. Dates produce the most heat. So you should have them in moderation during the summers.
Dry fruits are the most convenient, portable snack you can carry with you in your bag. They satiate your hunger pangs and improve your stamina throughout the day.
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