What are the Benefits and Harms of Apricots: who Can Eat Them All the Time, and Who Should be Urgently Removed from the Menu

How to eat apricots correctly

In principle, doctors recommend eating no more than 0.3 kilograms of any fruit per day for women and 0.4 kilograms for men. Furthermore, apricots should not be eaten on an empty stomach or as a dessert, but strictly between breakfast, lunch, or dinner (with a break of several hours). In this way, the body will get the maximum benefit from apricots, and fruit acids will not cause any harm to the intestines.

The benefits of apricots for women

For beautiful ladies, these fruits will help to slow down the aging process and reduce the waistline. The fact is that apricots help to remove excess fluid from the body, plus normalize metabolism, in some cases adjust the functioning of the thyroid gland, and also help to restructure the body during menopause.

For those ladies who are planning a new addition to their family, eating apricots increases the chances of conception. And then these fruits will help the fetus develop properly, and the mother herself will be relieved of constipation and puffiness.

The benefits of apricots for men

Eating such fruits is very beneficial for the male reproductive system, i.e. blood flows to such organs. And this immediately improves potency, improves the quality of genetic material, and, so to speak, “cheers up” the prostate.

Who can’t eat apricots?

These fruits, especially fresh ones, can seriously harm people suffering from acute gastritis, stomach ulcers, and duodenal ulcers, as well as heart problems and inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).

Why apricot kernels are harmful

They contain a lot of amygdalin, a substance that in the human digestive system enters into a chemical reaction with the local acidic environment. And then hydrocyanic acid is obtained – a rather strong toxic substance. Naturally, if you eat a couple of seeds, there will be no problems, but if you eat two or three dozen, you are almost guaranteed poisoning. With all the “delights” – nausea and severe pain (in particularly severe episodes – convulsions and loss of consciousness).

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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