A study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that people who regularly ate dried fruits has better overall diet quality and a better chance of filling nutrient deficiencies than those who didn't consume dried fruit. The researchers, who analyzed data from 25,590 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, also found that mean body mass index, systolic blood pressure and waist circumference were lower in dried fruit eaters compared to those who ate no dried fruit.
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