Apricots are high in Vitamin A, fiber, beta-carotene and lycopene. These nutrients have a number of benefits from protecting your heart, to your eyes and even your intestinal tract.
Vitamin A is not only a nutrient that your body needs to promote good vision – but it is also a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells and tissues from free radical damage. In fact, free radicals can damage blood supply to your eyes, leading to macular degeneration and cataracts.
Apricots are high in fiber which, of course, keeps your digestive tract in tact and can protect you from digestive conditions such as diverticulosis. These little fruits are a sweet and easy way to get in the daily fiber you need.
Lycopene is a phytonutrients that can fight against certain cancers – in particular, Prostate cancer. In addition, lycopene has the ability to prevent kidney and heart disease along with protecting your brain and nervous system from cellular damage associated with aging.
And for those who need more – the antioxidants qualities of apricots preserve healthy skin cells, keeping your skin smooth while contributing to that healthy glow!