We all remember receiving colourfully decorated boxes of dry fruits from our relatives and friends as Diwali gifts. But, little did we know then that these little crunchy bites of pleasure are packed with vitamins, fibre, and protein and are a powerhouse of goodness.
Nuts are a source of the good or mono-saturated fats, and studies have proved that taken in moderate quantities, they can be good for your heart and your overall health. To receive maximum benefits from eating dry fruits, you must include them in your breakfast. This can help you ward off fatigue and smoothly regulate your blood pressure.
The combination of healthy fats, protein, and fibre in dried fruits helps increase satisfaction and fullness. This makes them more healthful as a snack, compared to other simple carbohydrate foods that may taste great, but bring about ailments like diabetes, heart diseases, and other chronic illnesses.
Let's look at some flavoursome dried fruits that can easily be incorporated in your daily diet!
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Nutty Mix with Dry Fruits is the perfect alternative to fried snacks for health-conscious people. A rich source of protein, this delicious mix is full of nutrients like beaten brown rice (flakes), cashew nuts, almonds, watermelon seeds, tatri, black pepper, saunth, red pepper, bura, amchur and more.
Finally, a protein shake that’s not only healthy for you but also tastes great, thanks to the dry fruits in it. This protein powder is perfect for increasing muscle mass/fat loss, gaining strength, and even for recovery. Formulated with the best blends, the Purayati Natural Protein powder has protein mainly derived from whey, casein, and dry fruits.
A member of the mulberry family, anjeer, or fig is one of the best dry fruits to consume. Toss it into salads with rocket leaves, nuts, summer veggies, and cheese, and you have the perfect mid-day meal! Satvyk’s Kashmiri Figs Dried (Anjeer) are rich in Vitamins A, B1 & B2, manganese & potassium, copper, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus.
A handful of this diverse mix of nuts is a great way to start your day. Rich in antioxidants, these sugar-free mixed nuts are filled with nutrients great for your heart’s health. They are roasted in-house and arrive at your door just as fresh!
Chocolate-covered nut aficionados are excellent to munch on for every age group!
A healthier option to regular chocolates, this assortment of almonds, cashews, and raisins can make any nutty chocolate lover smile!
Amla derives its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Amlaki’, meaning ‘nectar of life,’ and is a powerhouse of nutrients. Packed with Vitamin C, Amla Candy, by Nourish Vitals, contains powerful antioxidants that efficiently help boost your immunity.
The Dry Fruits Mix by Flavors Mukhwaas is loaded with nutrient-rich dried fruits and comes with abundant micronutrients, fibre, and antioxidants. Savour this delicious mix, which is also a perfect snack to serve your guests or replace unhealthy snacking.
High in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A and iron, it is no wonder almonds are considered the ‘King of Fruits.’ This dry fruit nut may be little, but it offers health benefits like lowering blood pressure, controlling blood sugar levels, and cholesterol levels. Almonds are also great for your hair and skin.
Perfect to use in pastries, desserts, or cereals, this dried kiwi fruit not only looks divine but is deliciously nutritious as well. An ideal evening snack, Kiwi is known to have digestion-boosting fibre, radical-fighting antioxidants, and a variety of healthy minerals and vitamins.
The Kashmiri Akhrot can be eaten as a snack, or you can chop them to use as sprinklers in salads, vegetable dishes, desserts, ice-cream, etc. Walnuts are high in protein, fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fats, and contain higher amounts of antioxidants. Research has shown that walnuts contain vitamin E and flavonoids, which help destroy harmful free radicals that can cause dementia.
You are what you eat! Remember, like everything else, even nuts and dry fruits need to be taken in moderation. Too much of these healthy dry fruits could lead to weight gain since they pack a hefty number of calories. Remember not to go nuts with these foods, instead use them to supplement the rest of your diet, that needs to be healthy as well.
When you’re hungry, pick a handful of your favourite dry fruits and nuts to replace those fried munchies. You don't have to wait till Diwali to get your quota of goodness, keep the nuts around to satiate your hunger pangs between regular meals, and watch your energy levels surge. These nutty snacks are surely a great step towards a healthy lifestyle.
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