Why Dry Fruits and Nuts?
Now, you might be wondering why you should eat dry fruits and nuts instead of your regular snacks. Dry fruits are filled with healthy nutrients and many of them are considered superfoods due to their high nutritional value. Thus, when you choose to eat them instead of regular snacks, you ensure that you do not increase your intake of unhealthy fats and carbohydrates that promote weight gain.
Moreover, dry fruits can also help people who have low metabolisms. This is because certain kinds of dry fruits can boost your metabolism, which is very helpful for losing weight.
The following dry fruits and nuts can help you the most during your weight loss journey:
People who like to snack frequently can benefit the most from eating pistachios. This is mainly because they have very high amounts of fibre, which helps your body feel full for longer periods of time. Additionally, fibre is good for digestion as it aids with the bowel movement.
The studies have shown that the addition of a soluble fiber supplement to the dietary food material could aid in weight loss. Thus, figs and their soluble fiber may be of help in weight reduction, because figs provide more fiber (12.21g/100g) than all the above-mentioned common fruits (Vinson, 1999)(1).
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Dates are rich in flavour and very good for weight loss. This is because they have high fibre content, which will help to supress your mid -day hunger pangs by making you feel full. As a result, you will be less prone to snacking between your meals. Dates are also beneficial as they provide your body with Vitamin B5. This vitamin is known for boosting your stamina, which means that you can exercise for a longer period, and work towards to get your ideal weight!
If you are following a low-salt diet, then it can be difficult to find a snack that has both, low salt and weight loss properties. However, raisins offer both benefits! These dry fruits have high amounts of iodine. In 100 grams of raisins, you will find only 0.5 grams of fat and 299 kcal, making this a great snack for people who are trying to lose weight.
We in the Taher Agroindustrial Group suggest you to try Iranian nuts and dried fruits. We also recommend to consume the raw nuts to take more healthy effects and avoid some of the disadvantages of roasted or salted nuts.
1. Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Ficus carica: A review Shamkant B. Badgujar, Vainav V. Patel, Atmaram H. Bandivdekar & Raghunath T. Mahajan