Dragon Fruit Health Benefits
As a common tropical fruit species, dragon fruits can bring great benefits for our health. It is named for its green skin which like the skin of a dragon and its taste is very delicious and has very high nutritional values for all people.
Dragon fruits are rich in vitamin c which is an important nutrient for maintaining the health of our immune system. Regular supplement of vitamin c would be necessary if you want any open wounds to heal as quickly as possible. The vitamins contained in fruits can be easily absorbed by the human body. As a result, taking fruits is a better choice for nutrients than the commercial nutritional health pills. In addition, scientific studies also confirm that fresh fruits can provide 50% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin c for the human body.
Another important nutrients contained in dragon fruits is the vitamin B family including B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin) and B12. Vitamin B1 can help the body produce more energy and is also helpful to maintain the balance of carbohydrate metabolism. Vitamin B3 is an important nutrients for the treatment of diabetics. Due to the low cholesterol content of the dragon fruit, it is an ideal food for diabetic patients. Vitamin B12 is a natural appetite stimulant which can facilitate the rehabilitation of appetite loss.
Moreover, dragon fruits are rich in dietary fiber and there is more than one gram of fiber contained per 100 grams of fresh fruit. The fiber contained in dried fruit are higher which is close to 10% of the total weight. People suffering from constipation or poor bowel movement can increase their intake of dragon fruits as a treatment method. Regarding the minerals, dragon fruits are rich in calcium and phosphorus. These minerals are crucial nutrients for the health of bones and teeth. Also, this fruit is one of the best sources of natural antioxidants which are helpful for protection against damages of free radicals and prevention of cancers.
Regular intake of dragon fruits can help to maintain the blood sugar level which is good for the patients with type 2 diabetes. In addition, nutritional experiments also confirm that eating fruit can reduce the amount of insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes. Moreover, it can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and maintain the blood pressure within a perfect level. As a result, this fruit is a perfect food for patients with high risk of stroke and diseases related with high blood pressure.
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