7 amazing benefits of Lychee fruit for health
On one hand, we have the scorching heat draining out all our energy and on the other, we have vibrant fruits of the season that give us a good reason to love summers.
Mangoes, melons and watermelons have already found their way into our fruit baskets, it is now time for lychees to make their way.
Lychee or litchi is a soft, whitish-pink coloured pulpy fruit, that is cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions and is available for a very short period of time during the summer season.
From boosting your immune system to aiding blood circulation, this juicy and delicious fruit boasts of many health benefits.
Lychee has a high dose of Vitamin C which helps restore your immunity, and keeps your skin healthy. It is also rich in Vitamin D. With its high water content, it is a great fruit to keep you hydrated during this hot weather.
Here are some other health benefits of lychee that you can enjoy while you gorge on this sweet delight:
1. Preventing cancer
Lychee contains flavonoids that are very effective for fighting cancer. In addition to flavonoids, lychee also contains Quercitin and kaempferol which may help in reducing the spread of cancer cells.
2. Maintaining a healthy heart
Lychee is rich in polyphenols which can improve heart health. In addition, the nutrient content will also help stabilize blood pressure and heart rate so you can be protected from stroke and other coronary heart disease.
3. Improve digestion
Lychee has astringent properties which can cleanse your digestion of toxins and bacteria that cause abdominal pain.
4. Strengthen bones
Lychee is a source of phosphorus and magnesium, which helps to maintain bone strength.
5. Brighten skin
It turns out that lychee is also beneficial for skin health. Good nutrition in it to get rid of acne and improving blood flow in the skin so that the skin look younger.
6. Enhance immunity
Lychee also contains vitamin C which can boost your immune system. Vitamin C could ward off infectious diseases such as colds and flu.
7. Streamlining the metabolic system
Vitamin B is contained in the lychees able to facilitate the body’s metabolic system in the digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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