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How to Eat Dragon Fruit?

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The description may sound like that this fruit is hard to eat, but it’s not. Dragon Fruits can be bought fresh and ripe at the supermarket. You’ll know when the fruit is ripe due to its evenly bright red colored skin and it gives way slightly when squeezed.  You simply wash it and use a knife to cut it in half and a spoon to eat the fruit out of the skin. You can also peel off the skin first and then slice and dice the flesh into small pieces. Common recipes can be made out of Dragon fruits like smoothies, jam, salsa and even salads.

So even though Dragons are just a myth, the Fruit certainly is not. Let’s take a look and see how this mythical fruit benefits our body.

Health Benefits of a Dragon Fruit 

  • Boosts Immune System

The Dragon Fruit is brimming with Vitamin C that is essential for better immune system to keep our body in top shape. It literally has more vitamin C than a carrot, thus making it one of the top vitamin c carriers on the food chain. Dragon fruits are also high in vitamins B1, B2, B3, protein, fiber and calcium that ensures healthy immune system that helps avoids common sickness like cold and flu.

  • Healthy Digestion

Having fiber in our body helps digestion, and the best way to get fiber is through our fruits and veggies. Dragon fruits contains plenty of fiber that can help us improve our bowel movement, avoid constipation and manages a healthy digestive system. Every 100 grams of serving contains about 1 gram for the fresh ones and 10 grams for the dried ones, making it also one of the top fiber producing fruit.

 

  • Manages Blood Sugar

As mentioned earlier, Dragon Fruits are high in Fiber that helps digestion, but fiber is also a key to a balance sugar levels. Dragon fruits can manage or stop certain sugar spikes after eating high level glycemic food. According to studies, this fruit helps in insulin resistance that can lessen the risk of diabetes.

  • Healthy Heart

How does your heart feel? Are there times that you feel any chest discomfort or get exhausted easily? That is a symptom of an unhealthy heart my friend, and here’s how a Dragon fruit can help treat it.

This fruit is great in lowering cholesterol level due to omega 3 and omega 6 that can help prevents Triglycerides, a type of fat that blocks the bloodstreams that can lead to cardiovascular disease. On top of that, it’s also a great source of monounsaturated fats that keeps our heart in top shop.

  • Anti aging

While majority of our discussion is about our internal health, some are also concerned about the external part of our body as well. Dragon fruit is filled with anti-oxidants thanks to vitamin C, it gives the skin a young and healthy glow. Not only that, according to study, phosphorus in dragon fruits helps in anti aging department that prevents skin aging and damage from UV radiations. 

  • Prevents cancer

Dragon Fruit has another nutrient called phytoalbumin, it combines with vitamin C and mineral that makes this fruit famous for its anti-oxidants and cancer preventing qualities. A lot of research shows identical results that anti-oxidants kills cancer cells. Lycopene also plays a major role in this fruit, it is said to be responsible for prevention on prostate cancer.

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