Not all Cactus are horny , few wear fruits and are loaded with health benefits.
Dragon Fruit is one of those fruit that’s loaded with multiple benefits and is yummy too.Dragon fruit — also called dragon pearl fruit, cactus fruits, pitahaya or pitaya — is a tropical, delicious superfood that can do a lot for your health.
Before we move on to the health benefits let’s unveil how to cut a Dragun fruit.
So while we have already cut this fruit bomb now let’s move on to what it does to us. But before that let’s know some more about the fruit.
Health Benefits of mighty Dragun Fruit
Loaded with Antioxidants : Dragon fruits have a surprising number of phytonutrients. They are extremely Rich in Antioxidants.
Good source of Vitamin B & C : Yes not a citrus fruit but still this fruit contains vitamin C that is equivalent to 10 percent of the daily value. Dragun fruit has several B vitamins for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as carotene and protein.
Lowers risk of Prostate cancer :Dragon Fruit has Lycopene,that is responsible for the red color in dragon fruit, has been shown to be linked with a lower prostate cancer risk.The Phytoalbumins of Dragon fruits are also linked to preventing formation of cancer cells.
Reduces the effects of Heavy metals : The dragon fruit is linked with reducing the effects of Heavy metals thus helps in normal functioning of the body. Also neutralize cell damage free radicals.
Lowers Cholesterol & BP : Dragon fruit is associated with lowering cholesterol levels and is also good fruit to lower blood pressure as it has vitamin B2 & B3 .The healthy fats of this fruit reduces triglycerides and lowers the cardio vascular disorders.
Helps in Digestion : Dragon fruit is high on fiber and oligosaccharides , the high fibers helps in digestion & the Oligosaccharides work as prebiotics, which in turn improves gut health and digestion.
Helps in Diabetes and it’s prevention : The high fiber content of the fruits helps stabilize the blood sugar levels .Dragon fruit benefits insulin resistance on obese mice found that eating dragon fruit can help reduce the risk for diabetes and Diabetes symptom’s.
Healthy & youthful skin : Antioxidants and vitamin C helps in youthful skin .The phosphorus in dragon fruit provides a boost in the anti-aging department. Phosphorus, an important mineral for repair of the cells and important to the youthfulness of our skin and prevention of premature aging.
Source of Calcium :One Dragon fruit contains 8.8 gm of Calcium . Calcium is an essential nutrient for strong bones and teeth, iron and phosphorus for healthy blood and tissue formation. The benefits are realized in a number of ways, from a strengthened immune system and faster healing of bruises and wounds to fewer respiratory problems.
Seeds of Dragun Fruits
The seeds of dragon fruits are high in polyunsaturated fats (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) These polyunsaturated fats help reduce triglycerides and lower the risk of cardiovascular disorders.
So what are you waiting for , go and grab a Dragon fruit to harness of goodness of this miracle fruit.