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prevent constipation and help lose weight

KONTAN.CO.ID – Rambutan is a fruit that thrives in tropical climates, such as Malaysia and Indonesia. There are a number of health benefits of rambutan.

This fruit is named rambutan because it has red skin and green hairs. Its appearance is often compared to sea urchins.

Rambutan still has a kinship with lychees and longan. The clear white flesh has a sweet taste but is soft and contains seeds in the middle.

Rambutan is highly nutritious and has health benefits, from weight loss and better digestion, to increased resistance to infection.

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Benefits of rambutan for health

Summarized from Healthline, here are some of the main health benefits of rambutan:

1. Prevent constipation and certain intestinal disorders

Rambutan is rich in fiber, vitamin C and copper. While the skin and seeds are also rich in nutrients they are generally considered inedible.

Rambutan is a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which can prevent constipation and improve the symptoms of certain intestinal disorders.

2. Helps lose weight

Rambutan is low in calories, but rich in water and fiber. This combination can prevent overeating and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Both can lead to weight loss over time.

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3. Strengthens the immune system

Various compounds found in rambutan meat and skin can strengthen the immune system and help fight infections.

4. Can reduce the risk of developing cancer

Several animal and cell studies have found that compounds in rambutan can help prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells.

5. Can protect against heart disease

One animal study showed that an extract made from rambutan skin reduced total cholesterol and triglyceride levels in diabetic rats.

6. Can protect against diabetes

Animal studies have shown that rambutan bark extract can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce fasting blood sugar levels and insulin resistance.