Friday, January 21, 2011

Dragon Fruit Have Many Health Benefits



Dragon fruit has the properties that are beneficial to human health such as balancing blood sugar levels, protecting oral health, prevention of colon cancer, reduce cholesterol, preventing bleeding and treating complaints whitish.


Dragon fruit is usually consumed in the form of fresh fruit as relieving thirst, because the dragon fruit contains high moisture content of about 90% of the weight of the fruit. It was pretty sweet because they contain sugar content reaches 13-18 briks. Dragon fruit can also be expressed in the form of juice, fruit juice, jam or candied maupu various forms of presentation according to your tastes.


In general, experts agree to recognize the Dragon fruit is rich in potassium, serum, protein, fiber, sodium and calcium is good for health as compared with other fruits of import.

Nutritional full dragon fruit :

Sugar content: 13-18 briks
Water: 90%
Carbohydrates: 11.5 g
Acid: 0.139 g
Protein: 0.53 g
Fiber: 0.71 g
Calcium: 134.5 mg
Phosphorus: 8.7 mg
Magnesium: 60.4 mg
Vitamin C: 9.4 mg


Some benefits from Dragon Fruit :

Lowering Blood Sugar Levels

By consuming a red dragon fruit (250 grams) every morning and evening for eight consecutive days will lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. During eating dragon fruit should be patient stops taking the rice because rice is a source of sugar for diabetics.

Smooth Skin

According to Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yusuf experts of traditional Chinese medicine, in Chinese culture the dragon fruit believed to smooth the skin so it appears more beautiful, but it is not used to treat deadly diseases such as cancer or heart disease. Dragon fruit both to cope with the heat because it is cool.

Inhibiting Tumor Cell Growth

Benefits the dragon tree is not located on the fruit but the leaves and fruit skin. Rosario Vargas Sols The results of the Laboratorio de Investigation Fitofarmacologia Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana de Xochimilco Mexico showed that the chloroform extract of the leaves contain a white fleshed dragon fruit pentacyclic triterpene compound taraxast-20-ene-3a-ol and taraxast-12, 20 (30)-dien-3a-ol. Both compounds were shown to protect rabbit blood vessel flexibility. Researchers estimate the efficacy of both compounds were almost equal troxerutin one micro vascular protective drug on the market. The drug was beneficial to reduce the risk of rupture of blood vessels.

Overall, every red dragon fruit contain adequate protein can increase metabolism and maintain cardiovascular health; fiber (to prevent colon cancer, diabetes and diet); carotene (eye health, strengthen the brain and prevent the entry of the disease), calcium (bone strengthening).

Dragon fruit also contain adequate iron to increase the blood; vitamin B1 (prevent fever entity); vitamin B2 (add to taste), vitamin B3 (lower cholesterol) and vitamin C (increase slipperiness, smoothness of skin and prevent acne).


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