Benefit Your Body, Skin, Health by Eating APRICOTS #AMCoffee

Health Benefits of APRICOTS Reminders


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Summer is at full swing with activities and trips and fun activities. Today’s AM Coffee is a reminder of the importance of eating in-season. With our economy and technology changing cultures and societies, we forget what eating in-season means. The mechanism that has been developed by millions of years calls us to take advantage of every season we live in: in food, in physical activity, sleep and personal care.

That being said, take advantage of summer-grown vegetables and fruit. Today’s attention is on Apricot – one of the golden gems known to humans. It is claimed that apricot trees go back to India 3000 BC. The Spanish explorers introduced this fruit to the Americas. Today, USA along with Italy, Greece, Spain, Russia and Turkey are considered to be the top producers of this nutritionally-rich fleshy fruit.

Offering a human body a plentiful of Vitamin A, C, potassium, iron, calcium, fiber and a thousand more of phytonutrients that we don’t even have a name for, apricots could be considered a well-being fruit. Vitamin A (Retinol) is a fat-soluble vitamin and dissolves in our body easily (taken we have some fat!). And with the fiber content in apricots, every bodily system reaps the benefits of well-being: heart and arteries, gut, skin, digestive organs. Wow, what a treasure do we have here!

Let’s get down to some more details what’s INSIDE this golden gem. When we know WHY’s and HOW’s, we tend to incorporate that knowledge into our lives with less resistance.


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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says



    As we already know that inflammation lies at the root of all dis-eases, prevention plays a huge role.

    Good food full in FIBER and ANTI-OXIDANTS supports our body in its daily fight with inflammatory processes that take place throughout our bodies. From cellular level to organs, bones, the body makes sure that inflammation fire pits are extinguished.

    We can support this honorable deed our bodies do by eating well. APRICOTS are some of the golden fruit we can add to our in-season consumption.

    The American Heart Association has reached out to us to remind our women and their families of the importance of knowing the two-hand CPR technique. Please watch that funny ad campaign in the post to see how a life can be saved by YOU KNOWING WHAT TO DO.

    In addition to that, we would love to emphasize that APRICOTS have Dietary Fiber in them that is good for your HEART.

    FIBER reduces bad cholesterol that effects heart and arteries and increases good cholesterol at the same time.

    The POTASSIUM content (the one in bananas as well) balances the electrolyte levels in our bodily ecosystem – that is essential for our HEART to pump blood and our MUSCLES to work properly. I do know this part and how it effects the muscles first-hand, as I am working out and running. If my body is low on electrolytes – wow, it hurts!

    Have an apricot or two every day during the summer to build your reserves for winter time. Yes, it does help to secure the bodily reserves and strength for the cold part of the year. That’s the mechanism that has been worked out in the past few millions of years!

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    • Good morning I love apricots. I love the fall, when they become ripe. So many options for making awesome food.

    • Amanda Alvarado says

      Gonna have to look for some apricots this weekend when I go shopping! Hoping they aren’t too expensive and I can find them!

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        If you have Trader Joe’s or Costco, go after apricot’s there.
        I got mine at Trader Joe’s the other day. They are very affordable!
        Also, for my recipe below, you can use DRIED apricots.

        • Amanda Alvarado says

          UNfortunately we don’t have a Trader Joe’s and I don’t have a Costco membership. I’ll have to check at Sam’s next time I go if I don’t see them at our grocery store. I might check Sprout’s too for organic ones.

    • This is great all the way around!! i Have a friend who is alive today only because his wife knew CPR… he had a widow maker and because she started it immediately here is here to talk about it today Its an amazing story!! And I must say if i lived alone my house would only be fruits and salad and steak!! and some yogurt!!!

  2. Thank you for this great information! Who knew? Apricots!! They’re definitely getting added to my grocery list now that I know!!

  3. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

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    Great Source of Vitamin A

    What an invaluable source of RETINOL – Vitamin A – each apricot is!

    You already know that Vitamin A is essential for our eye health. Vision is going down with age. But the right kind of food can support our eyes throughout the years we live on this planet. Retinol and Beta Carotene that are found in apricots reduce eye-related diseases such as MACULAR DEGENERATION. Read more about it HERE as well, we did an awareness campaign for it as well.

    Keep in mind that Retinol is a FAT-Soluble Vitamin, make sure you get some good fats into your daily diet as well to absorb Vitamin A and deliver it to the cells of yours.

    Eat a handful of fresh apricots in the summer. Grab a few dried pieces when fresh are not available.

    • i can say i have not eaten apricot before i must give them a try

    • Good information, I am assuming peaches provide the same benefits. Love peaches too and have a friend with 5 peach and apricots in hes yard that he shares with me.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        Peaches have something similar, but they have some differences as well.
        I need to dig out more information in addition to what I know about Peaches!
        We’ll do peaches next week.

        • Amanda Alvarado says

          I’d love to hear more about peaches because we love them!!

          • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

            Ha, ha,
            Your request is my command!
            We’ll do peaches overview next week, then!
            Be here on MONDAY!
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            • Amanda Alvarado says

              No!!! Leave it for Friday!! LOL I am out of town for a conference until Thursday night next week and this site doesn’t work on mobile!!! LOL

  4. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Apricots Are A Great Source of IRON

    What you need to know about IRON in apricots, it is the type that is called non-heme.

    It means that it takes some time to be absorbed by the body. The longer it stays in our system, the better are our chances for anemia prevention.

    TIP: Take some Vitamin C along to ensure better absorption of the non-heme iron.

  5. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    Apricots Are Dietary Friendly!

    Look, eating a few dried apricots or a couple of fresh ones truly improves digestive system.

    With a great fiber content and vitamin profile, apricots serve as a full-fledged snack to fill us quickly and extinguish any food cravings.

    Very few calories and a beautiful feeling inside.

    TIP: Dried apricots have a higher sugar content. Rinse your TEETH to get rid of sugar and prevent any teeth cavities.

  6. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

    RAW Apricot Energy Bites for A Filling Snack

    I make these raw apricot balls frequently. Only 3 Ingredients, and ALL the benefits of Fresh Apricots.

    Check it out and make these for yourself!

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    Apricots And BONE Health

    YES, apricots have got CALCIUM! Hey, GRL, you can eat apricots every day!

    IMPORTANT FACT for your Health: Calcium is not absorbed and disposed of in a balanced fashion if there’s not enough POTASSIUM alongside with it! Apricots have PLENTY OF BOTH!

    Eat Apricots – Enjoy Life!

  10. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says


    SKIN Health With Every Apricot Bite!

    Remember that collagen formation needs Vitamin C presence – Apricots got it!

    Vitamin A and a load of phytonutrients in apricots ensure that our skin get the nutrition, protection from free radicals, and a proper regeneration process. All these anti-oxidants help the body get rid of toxins. That means that our skin gets rid of toxins as well. As the result, more clear and brighter skin overall.

    ANTI-AGING Secret Comes With Each Apricot. That’s a given to us.

    Eat Your Apricots to Enjoy Gorgeous Skin!

    • Just one question, What are people with sugar problem. Should they be eating apricots.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        Obviously, we are not doctors here and cannot give any recommendations.
        All such things – refer to your DOCTOR!
        What I know from my own experience, when the blood sugar is under control, a person eats the foods and food combinations that do not spike it out of control, fresh fruit is OK to eat.
        Dried apricots are considered a LOW GLYCEMIC food for diabetics (GI 32).
        If the blood sugar of concern, talk to the doctor and present the facts you know about apricots!
        What you know can only empower you in every decision-making.

    • Amanda Alvarado says

      I may have to start eating them year round just for this benefit!!

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says

        What we forget is this:
        When we have just a small amount regularly, the health benefits pile up and show up when we need them.
        Great decision today on your part – take your first step today!

    • Cant wait til the farmers get their stands out should be anytime!!

  11. great benefits to eating this i must say

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