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Apricots: Who Should Avoid Eating Them?


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Dr. Marina Konstantinova, a specialist in internal medicine, said that apricots are healthy fruits, but it is better not to overeat them.

And the doctor, in an interview with Gazeta.Ru, indicates that it is not recommended to eat more than 200-300 grams of apricots per day.

According to her, the appearance of an apricot speaks of its quality. For example, its color should be uniform, there may be red or yellow spots. And the fruits should be elastic and not too soft or hard.

And he says: “The fruits of fresh and dried apricots contain useful substances: vitamins of group B, C, E, K and nicotinic acid, and mineral elements magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, iodine, phosphorus, organic substances. acids: citric, succinic, malic. Apricots also contain glucose, sucrose, fructose, tannins, pectin, flavonoids and dietary fiber.

Also, apricot contributes to the normalization of the intestines, improves hematopoiesis, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, has a tonic and antioxidant effect. Eating 100 grams of apricots provides 70 percent of the body’s daily requirement for potassium.

She says: “You need to refrain from eating apricots in the following cases: an allergic reaction, a stomach ulcer, gastroenteritis. In addition, it is not recommended to eat apricots for endocrine diseases such as thyroid disease, diabetes, kidney and heart disease.

It should be noted that apricot kernels are widely used in medicine and cosmetics. Knowing that some apricot seeds have a bitter taste due to amygdalin, which is a source of hydrocyanic acid – an organic poison.

She says: “If taken in large quantities, it can cause poisoning, so if you come across a grain with a pronounced bitter taste, it is better not to eat it. Of course, apricot pits can be eaten, but in very limited quantities.” quantity, 2-3 grains at a time These grains contain useful substances: vitamins, minerals and amino acids, due to which they have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

According to her, it is not recommended to take apricot kernels during exacerbation of gastrointestinal diseases, as well as for children and pregnant women.

Source: Gazeta.Ru

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