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    Health Benefits of Some Exotic Tropical Fruits

    Published on April 9, 2020

    It is valuable to know some of the health benefits of these little-known tropical fruits that are making their mark on eating trends as of late. These fruits include rambutan, lychee, mangosteen, and dragon fruit. Since people are always looking for new ways to stay healthy, it doesn’t hurt to have those foods also be enjoyable. These super fruits are certainly healthy and delicious making them easy to add to almost any recipe or beverages such as lemonades, sodas, cocktails, or even mocktails to brighten them up. For example, dragon fruit syrup is one of the more popular flavors among fruits and superfruits alike.

    APN news has reported new global research that has revealed most adults need to double fruit and vegetable intake to get the vital nutritional benefits from them. It is even more important to make that extra effort.

    Rambutan is a tropical fruit few people have heard of unless these live in the subtropical or tropical areas where it grows, like Hawaii, Malaysia, or Indonesia. There are many benefits to consuming rambutan, from alleviating dry lips to rejuvenating skin. This fruit has not only an exceptional amount of vitamin C but also vitamin A. It is said that this high concentration of these vitamins can reduce eye problems, and regular consumption of rambutan can provide clear vision and healthy eyes.

    This superfruit contains huge amounts of iron that can rejuvenate a body that has lost an excessive number of erythrocytes, such as girls or women experiencing their menstrual cycle. Rambutans can protect against anemia for these women and any others who may be at risk. This tropical fruit is also known to reduce bad cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and boost immunity. This fruit is also very good for expectant mothers, helping to easy most pregnancy symptoms by providing the nutrients needed for the good health of both mother and child.

    Lychee is a small fruit that is only available in the summer and packed with healthy nutrients such as fiber, protein, and phytonutrients that include flavonoids like proanthocyanidins quercetin, and polyphenolic compounds like rutin as well as antioxidants. Lychees are also abundant in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, phosphorus, potassium, niacin, magnesium and manganese.

    Lychees are known to strengthen immunity, protect from free radicals, allowing the blood to form a health count of red blood cells promoting cardiovascular health, increase metabolism, aids in digestion, anti-inflammatory as well as anti-viral.

    Mangosteen is a relatively obscure tropical fruit originally from South East Asia but can be found in other various tropical regions around the world. This fruit contains fiber, protein, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin C, manganese, copper, and magnesium. These vitamins are vital for sustaining numerous bodily functions, including muscle contraction, nerve signaling, DNA production, wound healing, and immunity.

    This fruit is also full of powerful antioxidants. It may have anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-cancer effects. It may promote weight loss and supports blood sugar control and promotes a healthy immune system. Mangosteen also helps maintain healthy skin as well as having a positive impact on brain health, digestive health and heart health.

    Dragon fruit is also known more commonly as pitaya. It is a tropical fruit that is produced by the Hylocereus cactus. It is also known as the Honolulu Queen which is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. It has been grown commercially across the world, including Florida, California, Hawaii, Israel, Australia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

    Dragon fruit is low in calories and high in nutrients such as iron, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin E as well as a great deal of fiber. This fruit may help fight chronic disease in addition to promoting a healthy digestive system. It strengthens your immune system and may boost low iron levels as well as keep skin looking healthy and youthful. It can also help support bone health.

    Most of these tropical fruits share multiple health benefits and may not be available directly. However, they are available in a selection of stores in canned form in addition to fresh. While fresh is much healthier, if that is not available, the canned variety will still provide some of the aforementioned health benefits.

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