IO – Dragon fruit does contain some pretty magical benefits that can make your health improve and your body feel great. In tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and South America, the dragon fruit flourishes and grows in abundance. Appropriately named, the dragon fruit’s outer skin is cactus-like, resembling that of the scales of a mythical dragon. Considered a cactus plant, its vibrant green and reddish-like pink types indicate that the fruit is full of nutrients, while the creamy white flesh spotted with black seeds gives way to many rich and natural properties. Also known as pitaya, these interesting-looking fruits contain around 60 calories each and are rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. And that’s not all. This is definitely one of the best “super fruits” out there.
Dragon fruit has an extremely low amount of cholesterol, which ultimately helps the body break down this fruit quickly, keeping you happy and healthy. It is the perfect fruit to maintain your weight and satisfy your sweet tooth. It is also believed to maintain cardiovascular health. Dragon fruit has an amazing superpower that helps decrease bad cholesterol levels and replenish good levels. Dragon fruit is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, helping the heart stay in great condition. To clean up your digestive system, you may want to eat a dragon fruit. They have a high fiber content, which can assist with poor digestion and constipation. Eating the flesh and seeds, which contain good protein, will keep your body fortified and satisfied. Dragon fruits has active antioxidants, which can get rid the body of free radicals and cancer-producing properties; you should eat foods that contain antioxidants.
Dragon fruit is believed to fights diabetes. The high amount of fiber in dragon fruit can ultimately help regulate diabetes, as it can stabilize blood sugar levels by suppressing sugar spikes. However, with any dietary changes or modifications, always consult your doctor to make sure this is a good food for you. The bonus part for beauty, eating a dragon fruit can keep the skin tight and young. You can even make a face mask using the fruit combined with honey as a natural alternative to anti-aging masks. Many of us also use dragon fruit to treat acne from the inside-out. This treatment is rich in vitamin C and a great topical ointment. Turn a slice of dragon fruit into a paste and apply it to your reddened areas on your face or skin, then rinse with water. For best results, use twice daily.
If you have not included this in your dietary routine, you might want to try it out. It really does wonders for me. It is easy to eat, you do not have to peel it – just cut it into half and dig out its goodness with a spoon. Consume dragon fruit each day and see the results for yourself and enjoy the benefits. (Annissa Munaf)