8 Reasons to Eat Dragon Fruit

8 Reasons to Eat Dragon Fruit

Despite being foreign, dragon fruit is now commercially cultivated in our country. And that’s why a lot of dragon fruit is now available in the market in the country. Many people want to eat it as an expensive fruit but do not know what nutritional value it has.

Dragon fruit is rich in vitamin C. There is no risk of gaining weight by eating this fruit, as it is low in calories. It is rich in antioxidants like magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, and lycopene. It also contains fiber and iron, which are very beneficial for our body.

How to Properly Eat

You can peel and juice dragon fruit. If you want, you can eat it as a salad. You can also cut it like a normal fruit and eat it. Heat destroys the nutrients, so it is better not to cook it.

Why eat dragon fruit?

1. Dragon fruit is high in fiber, which lowers blood fat, aids in digestion, is good for heart health, relieves constipation, and controls diabetes.

2. Lycopene acts as an anti-cancer agent.

3. Being rich in carotene, eyesight is good.

4. The protein in dragon fruit helps with all metabolic functions of the body.

5. Being rich in calcium keeps bones and teeth strong. This fruit is especially important for women.

6. Adequate vitamin C in dragon fruit boosts immunity. restores skin freshness. It helps to remove wrinkles. It also plays a role in maintaining good hair health.

7. Apart from this, having more iron increases the amount of hemoglobin in the blood, which is necessary for teenagers and pregnant women.

8. It reduces weight due to its high protein, fiber, and water content.

Author: Consultant Nutritionist, LabAid & Parkview Hospital & Diagnostic Limited, Chittagong.

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