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If you regard dried fruit as little more than a convenient snack, it’s time for a rethink. Research suggests certain dried fruits have surprising health benefits.

Apple

Good for: healthy cholesterol levels

Munching on a handful of dried apple could help keep your cholesterol levels healthy and guard against heart disease. US research shows eating 75g of dried apple a day lowers your LDL or 'bad' cholesterol by 23 per cent and increases 'good' or HDL cholesterol by about four per cent over six months. Dried apple may help you lose weight too. The women in the study lost an average of 1.5kg, possibly due to the pectin - a soluble fiber that makes you feel full - In the apples.

Munching on a handful of dried apple could help keep your cholesterol levels healthy and guard against heart disease.

Munching on a handful of dried apple could help keep your cholesterol levels healthy and guard against heart disease.

Prunes

Good for: stronger bones

You know that prunes help keep you regular, but did you know that six to 10 (or 10Og) prunes a day can also help protect your bones from fractures? A US study found that post-menopausal women who ate this number of prunes for a year had significantly higher bone density in their arms and spine than women who ate other dried fruit.

A US study found that post-menopausal women who ate this number of prunes for a year had significantly higher bone density in their arms and spine than women who ate other dried fruit.

A US study found that post-menopausal women who ate this number of prunes for a year had significantly higher bone density in their arms and spine than women who ate other dried fruit.

Raisins

Good for: high blood pressure

If your blood pressure is a little high, raisins could be your perfect snack. US research shows that nibbling on raisins three times a day reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure significantly over three months. The reason? Raisins contain potassium, which is known to lower blood pressure.

Raisins contain potassium, which is known to lower blood pressure.

Raisins contain potassium, which is known to lower blood pressure.

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