Apricot is a juicy fruit rich with nutrients and healing properties.
Apricot contains beta carotene, fibers, vegetable fats, vegetable hormones, vitamin B complex, vitamin B-17 (in the seed), vitamin C, iron, essential oils, essential fatty acids, potassium, calcium, magnesium, mineral salts, sodium, organic acids, proteins, starch, sulfur, phosphor, carbohydrates, cellulose and sugar.
All these components make the apricot very effective food in the prevention from bacterial infection, restoration of harmed tissues, teeth and bone development and improving vision. It is very rich source of beta carotene which makes it very beneficial for the heart, because it reduces the bad cholesterol.
Apricots are rich with fiber which makes them helpful for the digestive system. Thanks to the cellulose and pectin it acts like a laxative and eating a single apricot before having a meal will ease the digestion. Because of the high levels of iron it is highly recommendable for the people who suffer from anemia, since iron increases hemoglobin levels.
Apricots are recommended for treating oral cavity, heart diseases, blood vessels, constipation and strengthening of the immune system. It is also helpful against depression.
Fresh apricot juice can be useful against fever and skin diseases. It speeds up the waste removal from the body. Apricots are very beneficial for the skin which makes them very effective remedy for eczema and burns.
Dried apricots have the same health benefits therefore they are highly recommendable for eating as a substitution for other snacks.
Apricot kernel has amazing powers, especially when it comes to the fight against all types of cancers. The apricot kernel contains a lot of vitamin B-17. The molecule of vitamin B-17 contains two units of sugar, cyanide and benzaldehyde, which are released by the human organism only in the areas affected by malignant cells. The malignant cells require sugar in order to survive and grow.
Malignant cells are rich with the enzyme called beta-glucosidase which creates the toxic compound named Hydrogen Cyanide when combined with cyanide and benzaldehyde. This is how the cancer is destroyed. The healthy cells don’t contain high levels of beta-glucosidase, which is the reason why they aren’t poisoned. If you consume them for this purpose, you shouldn’t eat other forms of sweet.
Note: You need to be careful while consuming apricot kernels, because high amounts of cyanide can poison your organism.
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