Must-have Dry Fruits During Summers

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The mercury levels are at their peak! It’s no secret that summers are hot and humid. Given the turmoil caused by the blazing sun, you keep on sweating, without even breaking a sweat. With all the sweating, it’s a matter of minutes before you lose a lot of water and important minerals. However, this can be avoided if you replenish your body through healthy foods and dry fruits. In our latest blog post, we have listed out and explained the benefits of consuming dry fruits during summers.

Raisins (Kismis)

Raisins - Dry Fruits During Summers

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Raisins are undoubtedly an amazing natural sweetener that is even used in cool drinks and dishes such as milkshakes, thandai and kheer. They are an ideal dry fruit to be kept in a dry fruit basket and are fit to consume all year round. Packed with the goodness of potassium, magnesium, carbohydrates and fibre, raisins are the must-have dry fruits that will help you to stay energetic. 

Note: Just consume raisins in moderation as overeating may lead to weight gain.

Dates (Khajoor)

Dates

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Though Dates are mostly consumed during those chilly winter days, it is a very versatile food that you can enjoy in summer too. Dates, or Khajoor, are rich in potassium and a good source of iron, vitamins and fibre. They are a delicious and yummy option to provide a quick boost of energy too. There are many different ways in which you can enjoy dates such as smoothies, fruitcakes or ice-creams. Just be mindful of how many you intake. Since the weather in the UAE is generally soaring, it is safe to eat 2-4 dates in Dubai and all around the UAE during summers. 

Apricots (Khubanne)

Apricots - Dry Fruits During Summers

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Apricots are a powerhouse of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and beta carotene. More so, the presence of flavonoids (polyphenol antioxidants) has shown protection against illnesses such as heart diseases and diabetes. The juice of this delicious dry fruit can cure sunburns and give you flawless, radiant skin. These dry fruits can make you feel full in an instant, curb your cravings and promote fast metabolism. You may eat Apricots as a whole or use them as a spread.

Prunes (Sookha Aloo Bukhara)

Prunes

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Eating prunes in summer is a good way to achieve that extra boost of energy that gets drained due to deadly heatwaves. Prunes, as a dry fruit too, are extremely delicious to eat. They are rich in antioxidants that are scientifically proven to prevent heart diseases as well as heatstroke. They are even beneficial in maintaining cholesterol levels and keeping muscles & bones in check. The juice of prunes has dietary fibre that keeps your gut system healthy and lowers any sort of inflammation and constipation.

Since they contain insoluble fibre too, they can be hard to digest upon overeating. There could be other side effects too such as weight gain and diarrhoea. Therefore, it is recommended to eat only 2-3 prunes/day. 

Figs (Anjeer)

Figs

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Figs (or Anjeer) are well-enjoyed summer dry fruits as they are extremely healthy and low in calories. They have a high content of fibre, iron and folic acid. What’s more, they carry a high amount of antioxidants which can help prevent hypertension and cardiac failure. They are also beneficial in boosting the health of your heart. Just soak 2-3 pieces overnight and relish its benefit the morning after. 

These must-have dry fruits during summers will help you stay hydrated, energetic and even cool off during scorching heat. So, nourish your body throughout this sweltering season by munching on these dry fruits. Besides, you can also make amazing gift hampers for various occasions using a combination of these dry fruits.

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