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Research conducted at Texas A&M University earlier this year has revealed that stone fruits (including apricots, peaches, plums and prunes that have a stone-like seed at their centre) are packed with phytochemicals, vitamins and essential minerals which prevent micronutrient deficiencies and can give health a boost.
These fruit contain bio-active compounds with anti-inflammatory properties; these prevent the oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol), which often leads to cardiovascular disease. The fruit provide a substantial amount of the required daily intake of potassium and magnesium, which can help you keep chronic ailments – such as blood pressure and hypertension – at bay. Continue reading