Even if weight loss is one of the problems of many French people, it is clear that it can sometimes be necessary to gain weight. As soon as your BMI seems too low, it becomes necessary to increase it. Weight gain then becomes one of your goals. But did you know that dried fruits are the ideal allies for anyone who is considering gaining weight?
Find all the information on the benefits of dried fruits below; an ideal solution to gain weight sustainably while preserving your health.
All the benefits and all the virtues of dried fruit
The first thing to take into account is the distinction between nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds) and dried fruits (apricots, prunes, figs…)
- The nut or oleaginous fruit is naturally dry. It has a high level of lipids, vitamins, and minerals. It is also useful to protect against cardiovascular disease. It is also the ideal solution to fight against bad cholesterol with the help of the omega3 naturally contained. Oleaginous fruits are rich in calories (on average 600 calories per 100 grams) and are excellent for your health. At least a handful should be eaten a day.
- For its part, dried fruit will allow you to fill up with energy, hence its use is highly recommended for sportsmen and women. Dried fruit does indeed stand out from a nutritional point of view. Indeed, it has a high intake of fiber, vitamins, nutrients, trace elements, antioxidants, mineral salts (between 3 and 5 times more than in fresh fruit). Dried fruit is very good for your health. They will also help you to fight against fatigue, fill up with “good” sugars, etc. Apricots, dates, bananas, figs, grapes, prunes… Although not very attractive, they remain tasty. Fruits ready to be tested for your pleasure!
Dried fruits are high in calories. Why should you choose dried fruits?
You understood it, to know how to gain weight, the dried fruit will be one of the possible solutions. The reason is simple: when you dry a fruit, you remove (almost) all the water it contains. As a result of this drying (or desiccation, as the term is used), dried fruit becomes much richer in calories than fresh fruit. Once the water has been removed, the basic caloric intake remains.
As an example, and in order to understand better the benefits of drying: 100 grams of fresh apricots represent 49 kcal, compared to 230 kcal for 100 grams of dried apricots. A notable difference that highlights all the possibilities offered by the dried fruit to allow healthy weight gain. In general, it is estimated that 100 grams of fruit obtained after drying represent between 200 and 300 grams depending on the fruit chosen.
Fattening up with dried fruit
How can you gain weight slowly, without putting your health at risk, with the help of dried fruit? You now have all the answers to this question! In your diet adapted for weight gain, don’t hesitate to include dried fruits in greater or lesser quantities depending on the expected weight gain. However, don’t replace food with dried fruit but add it to your meals or nibble on it throughout the day! Stock up on healthy, positive calories, as well as many nutrients, recommended for your health. Dried fruit will truly be the ideal solution to reach your current nutritional goals. You’ll be able to put on the weight you want, slowly but surely!