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The smell is very distinctive, these are 5 health benefits of durian

Nicknamed “the king of fruit” durian has its own place in the hearts of Indonesian people. Besides the fruit is easy to find in markets, fruit shops, and supermarkets, there are various preparations, such as pancakes durian, pie durian, brownie durian, to traditional foods such as sambal tempoyak and lempok.

Hated or loved, in fact durian contains nutrients that can provide health benefits if not consumed excessively. Want to know anything? Check the reviews below, yes!

1. Rich in nutrition

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Durian is known as a fruit that is rich in nutrients. According to information from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1 cup (243 grams) of fresh or frozen durian contains 357 calories, 13 grams of fat, 4.9 mg of sodium, 66 grams of carbohydrates, 9.2 grams of fiber, and 3, 6 grams of protein.

In addition, launch Verywell Fit, durian is also a source of several vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamine, folate, riboflavin, and niacin. The mineral content in durian varies considerably, including magnesium, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, and small amounts of calcium, zinc and phosphorus.

2. Reducing the risk of cancer

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Unexpectedly, durian contains antioxidants that can help neutralize free radicals that can trigger cancer. Launch Healthline, a test-tube study found that durian extract was shown to prevent the spread of cancer cells.

However, further research is still needed to determine the effectiveness of durian in stopping the growth of cancer cells.

Also read: Usually thrown away, these are 5 health benefits of durian seeds

3. Prevent Alzheimer’s disease

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Malnutrition is a problem commonly faced by the elderly or elderly. It is not uncommon for the elderly to experience weight loss and nutritional deficiencies due to several factors, such as reduced appetite, malabsorption, and limited access to various foods. So, by consuming a little durian, at least deficiencies can be covered.

According to information in the National Institutes of Health, some researchers are examining the possibility that a deficiency of thiamine, a nutrient contained in durian, can affect dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Whether thiamine supplements can help mental function in people with Alzheimer’s disease needs further research.

4. Lowering blood pressure

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The high potassium content in durian is known to lower blood pressure. According to a research report entitled “Bioactive Compounds, Nutritional Value, and Potential Health Benefits of Indigenous Durian (Durio Zibethinus Murr.): A Review” in the journal Foods in 2019, stated that durian has benefits to reduce blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

In the study, evidence was also found that durian extract contains probiotic and anti-proliferative effects that can help maintain heart health.

5. Prevent joint pain

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One of the causes of joint pain is a lack of vitamin C. Now, one cup of fresh or frozen durian contains quite high vitamin C, especially when eaten raw.

One cup of fresh or frozen durian contains 49 grams of vitamin C. As an illustration, the average adult needs 75-90 grams per day. Not bad really, right?

Those are the various health benefits that you can get from consuming durian. Remember, consumption must be within reasonable limits, yes!

Also Read: 5 Horrible Facts Behind the Delicious Durian Fruit, Do You Know?

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