apricots

 

  • Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer.
  • Nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes, as well as provide the disease-fighting effects of fiber.
  • The high beta-carotene content of apricots makes them important heart health foods. Beta-carotene helps protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which may help prevent heart disease.
  • Apricots contain nutrients such as vitamin A that promote good vision. Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, quenches free radical damage to cells and tissues. Free radical damage can injure the eyes’ lenses.

 

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