Chocolate

Chocolate is the most loved and consumed dessert in the world, and dark chocolate has many health benefits due to the high concentration of antioxidants and flavonoids.

Benefits of Dark Chocolate:

  • Antioxidants. series of studies show that dark chocolate contains eight times more antioxidants than strawberries and twice as many as a glass of wine.
  • Lowers blood pressure , and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Increases good cholesterol due to cocoa butter, which contains oleic acid, also found in olive oil. A number of studies have shown that oleic acid increases good cholesterol level in the blood.
  • An excellent natural antidepressant. Dark chocolate contains serotonin, a natural antidepressant, having a beneficial effect on mood, sleep and other body functions. Besides, chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins, which gives the feeling of pleasure and happiness.
  • Contributes to brain development. Several studies have shown that dark chocolate is good for the brain. It also improves memory due to a substance called epicatechin.

MD fruits

Dried fruits are the ideal solution for a balanced diet as they are: tonifying, diuretic, laxative, nutritious, energizing. They are as easy to digest as raw fruits and have antioxidant benefits beneficial to the body and for health. They are also rich in vitamins, antioxidants and contain large quantities of minerals:

  • phosphorus, calcium, iron, essential for healthy bones and teeth. Iron produces red blood cells, globules that provide oxygen throughout the body;
  • folic acid, which prevents hair loss, helps strengthen nails and makes the skin more elastic;
  • high fiber content, improves digestion and maintains a healthy colon.

Dried plums

are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamins A, B6, K. They are rich in potassium, calcium, selenium, magnesium, iron, and fiber and are low in calories. They contain two unique phytonutrients, called neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids, which have strong antioxidant properties, destroying free radicals that attack cells.

The most important benefits are:

  • they stimulate memory
  • are energizing
  • prevent the occurrence of heart disease
  • improve digestion
  • ideal in weight loss diets
  • control blood pressure
  • help increase bone growth
  • treat constipation
  • are an intestinal tonic
  • prevent cancer, the risk of vascular accidents
  • fight anemia

Dried apricots

are the favorite of many people due to their distinct taste and are an important ally in combating anemia, as well. They stimulate digestion, are rich in beta-carotene and are recommended to be consumed in case of eczema, acne and other infections of the skin. Vitamin A, contained in these dried fruits, help increase poor vision, and the potassium contained in them is beneficial for regulating heart rate.

Nuts

are some of the healthiest oleaginous fruits in the world. They contain a wide variety of healthy vitamins, minerals and fats.

The most important benefits are:

  • stimulate memory
  • combat depression
  • prevent cardiovascular disease
  • contribute to a better sleep
  • strengthen and help regenerate hair
  • prevent premature aging of the skin

Almonds

are delicious and nourishing, representing the perfect snack especially when you are stressed and tired. But the benefits of eating these fruits do not stop there: they protect the heart, the brain and stimulate immunity. Almonds contain vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as B-Complex Vitamins. They also contain minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc, phosphorus and copper. This complex of vitamins and minerals strengthens the immune system and provides an important antioxidant protection to the body. Almonds also contain tryptophan, an essential amino-acid used by the brain along with vitamin B6.

Dried sour cherries

keep many of the qualities of fresh fruits; they are sour and delicious. Dried sour cherries contain a lot of vitamins - C, E, PP, provitamin A, B-group vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 - sugars, carotene, acids, pectins, proteins, cellulose, tannins, mineral salts - potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper -, resveratrol - considered to be the most powerful antioxidant known to date - fifty times more powerful than vitamin E, twenty times more powerful than vitamin C and five times more powerful than beta-carotene.

The most important benefits are:

  • relax the body
  • restore muscle fibers
  • provide antioxidant protection
  • are very rich in nutrients necessary for a healthy body.
  • relieve pain better than aspirin