Be it visiting houses for CNY or going on a date on Valentine’s Day, your body is being exposed to more germs and infections than before. Although Singapore has been sailing through Phase 3 with a limited number of community cases, you shouldn’t let your guards down just as yet. Take this opportunity to build up your immunity for a “prevention is better than cure” approach this spring. Strengthen your body’s defense line with the right nutrients for you.
Our body needs regular doses of zinc, iron, copper and vitamins A, B6, C and E to boost our immunity. So how can you include all of this in your diet while you are on-the-go? Try these nutrition-packed snack ideas that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
Functional Snacks for a Stronger You
1. Dried Pitted Prunes
Pitted Prunes are a great snacking option that will satisfy your sweet food cravings while giving you iron, potassium, fibre as well as the key vitamins needed for your body. This fat-free snack option has a soft texture that is good for people of all ages. Prunes are also an amazing digestion aid for consumers with constipation-related problems to keep the gut healthy!
Snack ideas: add to your smoothie or sprinkle over your breakfast cereal bowl or oats!
2. Dried Apricots
Perfect for those with a knack for sweet and sour flavours, dried apricots are small snacks with big benefits. Rich in minerals, potassium, antioxidants and Vitamins A and E, dried apricots are a seedless dried fruit that you can snack on guilt-free. All Kurma’s Springdale Cottage Dried Apricots are brought from premium producers in Turkey and dried for easy on-the-go consumption
Snack ideas: add cut pieces into your salad or try baking an apricot cheesecake!
3. Dried Cranberries
Indulge in the sweetness of dried cranberries by adding them to your diet in simple ways. These tiny dried fruits are a great source of copper, iron manganese, Vitamin K, B & A and of course, a lot of antioxidants! They are packed with all the ingredients needed to act as an immunity re-fuel. What’s more? Cranberries can also help prevent urinary tract issues, showing their superpowers as a year-round Superfood we all love.
Snack ideas: add to your home-baked scones or muffins to boost their nutrient-power!
4. Dried Mangoes
Who doesn’t love mangoes? But did you know that these delicious fruits offer your body Vitamin A, B6 and C, calcium, potassium AND iron! All Kurma’s Springdale Cottage Dried Mangoes allow you to enjoy the benefits of taste and nutrition of the seasonal fruits all year round. The resealable pouch allows you to snack at your convenience. Added bonus: dried mangoes are great for healthy skin and hair.
Snack ideas: dried mango slices are delicious as a stand-alone snack on-the-go
All Kurma brings to you premium quality dates from the Middle East ranging from medjool to lulu dates. Dates are a great source of Vitamins B & K, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc. A healthy snacking alternative for sweet tooths, these yummy fruits are excellent for digestive problems and boosting your energy for the rest of the day. Including them in your diet also means you’re doing good for your bones and heart!
Snack ideas: make your own Coconut Date Balls or add a spoon of our Dattela Dates Syrup to your milkshake