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Why eat Yellow Dragon Fruit?

by MBG Online on January 08, 2020

Dragon fruit is low in calories but packed with essential vitamins and minerals. It also contains a substantial amount of dietary fiber.

Here’s a rundown of the main nutrients in a one-cup serving (227 grams) :

  • Calories: 136
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 29 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Iron: 8% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 18% of the RDI
  • Vitamin C: 9% of the RDI
  • Vitamin E: 4% of the RDI

1.- It provides Vitamin C and is a good source of antioxidants that contribute to reduce the risk of getting degenerative, cancer or cardiovascular illnesses.

2.- It’s a fruit perfect to include in a slimming diet for people who want to lose weight due to its caloric profile.

3.- The seeds of dragon fruit improve the intestinal transit, contributing to us going regularly to the toilet and avoiding constipation.

4.- The great content of water on Yellow Dragon Fruit helps us get hydrated and fighting liquid retention.

5.- Red Dragon fruit has more vitamin C than the other 2. Vitamin C augments the absorption of iron and can help prevent Ferropenic anemia or treat it. This vitamin also participates in the production of collagen and red cells.

6.- Food consume with antioxidants such as the yellow dragon fruit helps our resistances to infections.

7.- Captina, a component of the seeds of yellow dragon fruits seeds is a cardiac tonic that promotes the right functioning of the heart, and fights against arrhythmia.

8.- Vitamin C helps us prevent the apparition of cataracts or glaucoma, and helps us take care of our eyesight.

9.- It has antihistamine properties, so it is tremendously beneficial for people with asthma, sinusitis and rhinitis.

10.- Phenols present in yellow dragon fruit and other food of vegetable origin can contribute very positively to the prevention of degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer’s.


How to Eat Dragon Fruit?

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut it in half lengthwise.
  2. Scoop out the fruit with a spoon, or cut it into cubes by cutting vertical and horizontal lines into the pulp without cutting into the peel. Push on the back of the skin to expose the cubes and remove them with a spoon or your fingers.
  3. To enjoy, add it to salads, smoothies and yogurt, or simply snack on it by itself.

You can also find dragon fruit in the frozen section of some grocery stores, pre-peeled and cut into cubes. This is a convenient option for a tasty snack that packs a nutrient-dense punch.

 

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