Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny
New Delhi: Dragon fruit also known as pitaya belongs to family of cactus. The fruit is normally grown in tropical and subtropical areas which includes Asia and Latin America. It has a red peel with green sclaes on it while the inside colour of the fruit is white, magenta or pink flesh with black seeds.
The fruit is named dragon fruit because of its overall shape that resembles a dragon. It is full of nutrients which is essential for good health.
Here are some health benefits of dragon fruit:
Source of fibre: Dragon fruit is good for digestion because of its high fibre content. The fibers in the fruit helps in keeping better bowel movements. It is also good for constipation as it cleans the digestive system.
Good for diabetes: High amount of fibre content in the fruit helps to stabilize the blood sugar levels in a diabetic person by suppressing sugar spikes.
Source of antioxidants: As the fruit is a natural source of antioxidants, it helps us free from radicals that causes deadly disease like cancer and other unwanted health issues.
Good for heart: Dragon fruit is good for heart as it decreases bad cholesterol levels and then replenishes good levels. It is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats which helps the heart stay healthy.