The industry always talks about what it calls the "it" factor -- that special something that no one can teach, but is so evident in talent who reach celebrity status. It's also commonly referred to as a "twinkle" in one's eye. It draws us all in effortlessly and could be responsible for what sometimes seems like someone becoming famous almost overnight.
Maybe you can't be taught the "it" factor, but that twinkle in your eye be found in your diet? Perhaps!
Apricots are one of the most widly traveled foods the world has to offer. The apricot tree originated in China; was transplanted from Greece to California; and ended up with US astronauts in space.
Despite the good things apricots have to offer in the diet, including being low in sodium and high in potassium and iron, the most imporant nutrient in the apriocot is provitamin A. And this is where the apricot might give you an edge over your competition! Provitamin A maintains good vision . . . and is credited with "giving the sparkle and beauty to the eyes that are characteristic of good health," according to The Encyclopedia of Foods and Their Healing Power.
That sparkle isn't the only benefit to consuming this fruit, though. Ripe or dried, apriocots also help those suffering from anemia, night blindness, and loss of visual acuity, plus disorders on the skin (e.g., eczema) and increase resistance to infections in the sinuses. Dr. Valnet is responsible for studies that show that apricots maintain equilibrium within the nervous system to help with depression and nervousness credited to it's trace elements, too.
The sweet taste of apricots is readily available in the summer, but can also be found in jellies and dried forms during the winter. Add apricots to your regular diet . . . and twinkle your way right into that next booking!