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Health Benefits of Eating Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)

Written By Admin on Monday, May 16, 2016 | 10:20:00 PM

They can maintain or improve heart health.

Bearing in mind the fact that cardiovascular diseases are the most common reasons of deaths in the USA, having a proper and healthy nutrition is essential for your overall health.

The seeds of dragon fruits are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) that reduce cholesterol and triglycerides and lower the risk of cardiovascular disorders.  Lycopene, responsible for the red color in dragon fruit, has been shown to be linked with a lower prostate cancer risk.

They help keep young.

Dragon fruit can slow down the aging process due to its rich antioxidant and vitamin C content. It eliminates the free radicals and protects the skin cells from oxidative damage.

They can help you maintain your weight.

Dragon fruit is rich in fiber and can make you feel full for a long time. It also eliminates the waste buildup in the gut, regulates the blood sugar levels and prevents the occurrence of sugar spikes which can make you vulnerable to type 2 diabetes.