Apricots are considered one of the healthiest fruits in the world and that is one of the many reasons they are a part of our That’s it. Fruit Bar family. Apricots grow and are at their peak from the months of May to August. Of course, they taste the best when they are tree-ripened and should be consumed when moderately soft. This sweet fruit is a tasty snack and as a bonus, there are a number of health benefits that come with consuming this natural food.
One of the primary nutrients in apricots are catechins, which work to reduce and prevent inflammation throughout the body. A single apricot contains four to five grams of catechins, which can also protect blood vessels from damage due to inflammation. This can also lead to improved blood pressure.
Improves Eye Health
Many eye illnesses can improve with the vitamins and minerals found in apricots, which can also strengthen the optic nerves. Experts suggest that consuming two to three servings of apricots a day can reduce the risk of Neovascular ARMD due to the vitamins that are present in the fruit.
Strengthens the Bones
Instead of reaching for a glass of milk to strengthen the density of the bones, apricots offer the same benefits due to its high calcium content. They also contain high levels of Vitamin A, which is known to help maintain bone strength with age. The fruit also contains 1,380 milligrams of potassium, which creates a protective layer around the bones and prevents it from breaking down from metabolic acids in the body.
For a quick, on the go snack, reach for our That’s it. Apples + Apricots Fruit Bar – each bar contains one apple and three apricots and that’s it. So get your daily dose of apricots and reap the benefits!