Dried fruit can help combat cancer and heart problems

Dried fruit is as healthy as its fresh equivalent and can help combat cancer, metabolic disease and heart problems, researchers have found. They are also a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Countries including the UK and the USA already put the two on a par in formal dietary recommendations, but The World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress has called for dried fruit to be recognised as equal to fresh fruits in dietary advice across the globe.

Dr Daniel Gallaher, of the University of Minnesota, said: 'Dried fruits are great sources of total and soluble fibre in the diet. Just as fresh fruit, they have low glycaemic index values and can play an important role in preventing different aspects of metabolic diseases.'

Source - Daily Mail

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