Apricots have more potassium than bananas, peaches and cherries aren’t far behind

You still have time to reserve cherries, peaches and apricots. Many people use these delicious fruits in baking or preserves which is fantastic. All three can pack a powerful punch to any recipe. But what about their nutritional value? If you are looking to be healthier - how about tossing the potato chips aside and grabbing a peach or handful of cherries instead. Your body will thank you for it. Here’s why:

Cherries are packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamin C and potassium.

This means cherries keep your digestive tract healthy. They help skin health and keep muscle contraction and blood pressure in check.

Cherries also are rich in antioxidants and help your body reduce inflammation, so they keep you looking young and promote overall health. Anti-inflammation compounds can help reduce arthritis symptoms.

Peaches are even more beneficial. If you are looking to keep at a healthy weight, peaches might be for you. A medium peach is roughly only 60 calories and 85% of that peach is water. Peaches contain no saturated fat, sodium or cholesterol. They also are high in fiber (about 8-9% of your daily value.)

Peaches contain vitamin E which helps your blood vessels widened to keep your blood from clotting. Peaches also contain fluoride. The mineral can be found in toothpaste helps clean your teeth healthy.

Antioxidants are common in fruit. Just like cherries peaches are packed with antioxidants that help protect your body against aging and disease. Vitamin C in peaches helps your immune system stay strong and your body heal wounds.

Apricots are a great way to change things up in your snacking routine. They are low in sugar and packed with vitamins and minerals. They are a good source of Vitamin A, which helps your eyes. Apricots also are a good source of Vitamin C, strengthening immune health, and fiber.

Apricots also are an excellent source of potassium, even moreso than BANANAS! One serving (3-4 apricots) of apricot provides about 1/4 of your daily potassium needs. Have a leg cramp? Eat an apricot. A diet rich in potassium also helps offset a diet rich in sodium, keeping blood pressure in check.

Many people dry apricots, a reminder that the dried fruit has the same nutritional value as the raw fruit.

All information in this article came from credible websites: MedicalNewsToday.com, webmd.com, healthline.com

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