What are the benefits of dried fruit?

Having become essential for a little snack at work, during an aperitif or even as an energy booster before a sporting activity, dried fruit is one of those famous "superfoods". A member of the oilseed family, dried fruit offers a whole host of benefits. From almonds and cashews to pistachios and Brazil nuts, there's something for everyone, and they can be eaten in packets or bulk. Discover all the benefits and reasons to include dried fruit in your diet.

Dried fruit is rich in fibre

Dried fruit is an excellent source of fibre, which can in particular help to maintain healthy digestion, reduce the risk of heart disease and stabilise blood sugar levels.

But also in minerals 

Dried fruit is an excellent source of minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium. These minerals are essential for maintaining healthy bones and teeth, regulating blood pressure and heart rate, and helping to form red blood cells, among other things. You'll also find a large number of complementary vitamins such as E or B vitamins.

They are low in saturated fat

Dried fruits are low in saturated fats (notably increasing cholesterol levels), and rich in unsaturated fats with the opposite benefits and also reducing the risk of cardiovascular events

Easy-to-eat snacks

At work, when travelling, at home or before a sporting activity, dried fruit is convenient to eat, easy to transport (rucksack, tupperware...) and has a relatively long shelf life.

An ideal alternative for your snacks 

Dried fruit is one of the most relevant and healthy alternatives to sweets (industrial chocolate bars....). In fact, dried fruit such as almonds or cashews are naturally low in sugar and rich in nutrients, unlike sweets and other sweets which, for their part, are often high in calories and sugar with no macronutrients of interest to the body.

They improve cognitive health 

Through their richness in macronutrients as explained above, dried fruit can help improve cognitive health, particularly by reducing inflammation and improving blood flow to the brain. Dried fruit can also help improve memory and concentration.

Excellent garlic for fighting diabetes

Finally, dried fruit and oilseeds can also help to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, thanks in part to their fibre content, which helps to regulate blood sugar and maintain stable blood sugar levels. These virtues can also help improve insulin sensitivity, which is one of the most important things for people with diabetes.

The final words

As you'll have realised, dried fruit are ideal snacks for all your snacks at work, at home or at sport, and offer many benefits both in terms of health and practicality. However, it's important to remember that dried fruit is high in calories, so it's advisable to eat it in moderation and not to use it as an exclusive source of fruit in your diet. Discover all our dried fruit snacks!

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