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Amazing Health Benefits From Our Favorite Childhood Fruit- Aratilis

Written By Admin on Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 4:03:00 AM

There are many people around the world which never taste or heard about Aratilis. From the other hand, many people which heard about it, must have had an interesting childhood that included consuming this fruit with their friends.

Aratilis (Muntingia calabura), the sole species in the genus Muntingia, is a flowering plant native to southern Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and western South America south to Peru and Bolivia. Aratilis is the Filipino name of this fruit, while in other places is called by different names like Jamaica cherry, strawberry tree, and saresa among many other alternative names.

Usually this fruit is eaten raw, but you could also find it in the markets as jam or marmalade. The best thing is that not only the fruits can be used. From the leaves. people are making beautiful and tasty tea.

In Brazil, the fruits are used as fish bates, and because that the trees can be seen along the river banks.
Other than the great taste, this fruit has a number of health benefits, and can be consumed by all generations.

Protects against bacteria
Eating aratilis fruits can actually help the body in fighting bacteria. Although the body can fight on it`s own against the bacteria, sometimes it needs help from things, and the Aratilis is one of them. This tiny fruit pieces can be compared with the most standard antibiotics.

Protects The Brain

Aratilis also has flavanone compounds. According to a study, eating foods that are rich in flavanone can help in the development and proper functioning of the brain. Regular consumption of aratilis, along with other foods that have the mentioned compound, can provide cognitive benefits, particularly in adults who already have mild cognitive impairment as well as those with neurodegenerative disease.

Protects from inflammations

Aratilis fruits are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties. There are many anti-inflammatory drugs, but most of the natural inflammation fighters are good as or better than the drugs.

Anti-Cancer Super Fruit

The fruit also has cytotoxic flavonoids, which are great for fighting cancer. Aside from the fruits, you can even use the leaves and the stems of the tree to prevent you from developing certain cancers.

Although there is not much information and research surrounding the health benefits of Aratilis, this fruit is as healthy as the other popular fruits. Consume as regularly as you can to gain the benefits mentioned above.