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Rich in vitamins, see the benefits of dragon fruit for health

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Dragon fruit, which has a unique shape and taste, has been increasingly popular in Indonesia over the last five years. This is natural, because the benefits of dragon fruit for health are very many.

Thriving in tropical and subtropical areas, the name “Dragon Fruit” itself is inspired by the shape of its skin which is considered similar to dragon scales. Dragon fruit is rich in Vitamins C, B1, B2, and B3, as well as minerals such as iron, calcium and phosphorus.

That is not all, because according to experts, there are many other positive contents that have not been fully mapped. This fact reinforces the position of dragon fruit as one of the healthiest fruits that we can easily find in Indonesia.

This time, let’s discuss one by one what are the benefits of dragon fruit for health!

1. Healthy and care for skin

Perhaps this is the health benefits of dragon fruit that most people know about. This is due to the high content of vitamins C, B3, and water content that reaches 90%. As a result, the skin is healthy from within. Very suitable for those of you who always want to look fresh.

The red color in dragon fruit also contains phytochemicals that act as antioxidants. So, not only does it keep the skin ‘tight’, but also functions to fight free radicals in the body. Amazing, right?

2. Prevent cancer

Still in line with the previous point, the function of antioxidants in dragon fruit which can fight free radicals will help reduce the risk of cancer.

Apart from Vitamin C, dragon fruit also contains carotene which can reduce the number of tumors. Plus, the lycopene content in red dragon fruit has also been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

3. Maintain heart health

The benefits of dragon fruit for other health are being able to reduce bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol. From the journal Pharmacognosy Research in 2010, it was found that consuming dragon fruit regularly can reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Healthy heart, smooth activity.

4. Prevent diabetes

Fear of diabetes? Dragon fruit also turns out to be efficacious to prevent us from disease high blood sugar levels. This is due to the high amount of fiber in dragon fruit which inhibits the increase in sugar due to eating foods with a high glycemic index.

5. Increase immunity

As mentioned above, dragon fruit can fight free radicals as well as ‘thicken’ the body’s resistance. This means, you will rarely get diseases such as colds or flu, which are mostly caused by infectious factors.

6. Helps lose weight

No wonder dragon fruit is often included in the list of fruits that must be eaten if you are on a diet. Why so? Because dragon fruit is very rich in fiber and low in calories.

So, you will feel full longer and be able to control your appetite. On the other hand, these factors also accelerate the body’s metabolism.

This article was published on Kompas.com entitled: “Increasingly Popular, These Are the Benefits of Dragon Fruit for Health”

Editor: Herlina Kartika Dewi