Dragon Fruit at Its Best

by Manuel Jan Carlo Peralta on March 16, 2012

Dragon Fruit (Pitaya), also know as the strawberry pear, is an exotic fruit native from Mexico and now commonly grown in some parts of Asia. This fruit varies in different types but the most common ones are those of dark pink in color. It is very rich in antioxidants that would keep your body healthy.

Dragon FruitsLike most healthy fruit snacks, the Dragon fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamins B (riboflavin, niacin and thiamine), carotene, phosphorus, iron and protein. Dragon fruit keeps your immune system in good shape. It can protect you from different bacterial and viral infections.

The Dragon fruit is best known for its capability to lower blood sugar for diabetic persons. Studies have shown that regular consumption of dragon fruit lowers blood sugar by 70 percent. Furthermore, the Dragon fruit helps reduce blood pressure as it regulates your cholesterol levels. It also boosts your memory and promotes metabolism. It is also known to prevent constipation due to its fiber content. It promotes tissue repair for faster healing whenever you’re wounded or bruised. It improves appetite and it is also known to cleanse your kidneys preventing urinary tract infection most especially in women.

So that’s the Dragon fruit for you at its best. It can be a healthy snack that you wouldn’t want to resist.

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