Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

by Erin Allen

whole and cut fresh dragon fruit on white background

Dragon fruit has long been regarded as the medieval fruit that can bring people many health benefits. It actually can help you heal many diseases and health issues if you know how to take advantage of it. This type of fruit originated from South America and Asia; however, it is nowadays available in many parts of the world. If you look at this cactus-like fruit, it has the mythical dragon appearance and it is also very powerful for your health.

People also call this fruit pitaya, which can in fact offer up to 60 calories. It is also packed with a high amount of vitamins C, B1, B2 and B3 as well as all essential minerals. Therefore, if you eat a decent amount of dragon fruit, you will surely save yourself from some troubles with your health. The best part is that now you can reach to it almost anywhere around the globe with affordable price.

Following are some health benefits that dragon fruit can offer you better know so that you can really make the best use of this ingredient.

  1. Soothe the Burned Skin

If you have encountered many skin problems, such as peeling skin or skin tags, then you must be familiar with such ingredients as aloe vera. In fact, wonderful dragon fruit can actually do better than aloe vera as you might expect.

If you get burned by being exposed to the sun for too long, it is ideal that you could resort to dragon fruit. You can either put it directly on your skin or drink a cool cup of dragon fruit juice.  You will definitely feel the soothing and calming effect in just 5 minutes.

  1. Heart Health

A lot of people suffer from cardiovascular problems because of the food they eat and their lifestyle. Actually, this is not the problem of any Americans or Canadian (countries with the high record of cardiovascular cases) but all citizens around the world. If you want to fix this health issue, it is better that you start taking on a new healthy lifestyle.

If you still feel not enough, it’s time to consider doing some sports and eating healthy again. In such cases, dragon fruit is such a holy grail as it can work wonders to help you to decrease bad cholesterol levels as well as to offer you good source of monounsaturated fats so that it will help your heart stay at its best. It is highly recommended if you can eat at least 1 dragon fruit a day.

  1. Diabetes

Similarly, thanks to the disease-fighting benefits mentioned above, dragon fruit is great in helping you to tackle diabetes. It is because the fiber-rich content of this fruit can regulate diabetes effectively. The key for this is that it acts as a tool to stabilize blood sugar, one of the most deciding factors triggering diabetes.

The trick for using this to help you treat diabetes is to eat this fruit right before the meal (about 15 or 30 minutes) so that you can fill the fake-full to make you eat less. You can keep doing so for one month or so to really feel the difference.

  1. Colored Hair

Another great choice this ingredient would make is to treat your coloured hair, which has been practiced by many beauty gurus. All they do is to add a sufficient amount of this juice to their conditioner or their hair mask before rinsing and they do it every two days.

This is such a brilliant way that can help you to protect the color of their hair as well as to keep the folicles on their head open, which is a wonderful trick to enable the hair to breath. If you are consistent with this method, it will significantly help you to have better hair.

  1. Weight Loss

Because dragon fruit offers such a small amount of calories, it is ideal for people who desire to lose some weight.

More importantly, serving as an excellent source of fiber, this fruit would make you feel full for a longer time. This means that you will prevent yourself from consuming too much food. Last but not least, metabolism will benefit from dragon fruit as well. It facilitates the protein metabolisation and maximizes the muscle building.

Thanks to all of these benefits that dragon fruit can bring, it is better that you can make full use of this ingredient. It will definitely help you to stay away from lots of health issues. This will definitely work if you keep eating it right. However, even though we know that it is good, just try not to drink too much as it might bring about some side effects.

(Erin is a freelance writer who has been working for for over 2 years, where she shares reliable information on Home Remedies, Nutrition and Fitness. She enjoys writing, doing yoga and extensive travelling.)

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