If you’re familiar with exotic fruits, you may already know about lychee.
Besides its sweet taste, there are more amazing reasons why you will eventually love eating it.
Hang in there to explore the magic benefits from lychee.
We have made an article to compare rambutan vs lychee. So, apparently, these 2 Asian fruits are tremendously amazing, not only because of its sweet taste, but also thanks to its rich nutrition and health benefits.
Lychee, scientifically called Litchi Chinensis, is a juicy and sweet fruit from the soapberry family. Originating from China, this tropical fruit has a small size, but have great nutritional benefits.
Lychees are eaten fresh by peeling off the skin and extracting the aril (the fleshy part). Lychees are packed with vitamin C and they have high concentrations of polyphenols and rutin. This is the bioflavonoid that builds up the blood vessels.
The 8 reasons to love lychee fruits
Lychee is a great source of many minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Apart from being nutritious and sweet, lychee also helps to cool the body, which makes it a great fruit to eat during the summer heat.
Lychee offers a lot of benefits to your hair, skin, and overall health. So if you are searching for a fruit to add to your collection of healthy fruits, here are 8 reasons to love lychee fruits.
It makes your skin shine!
This is so dope.
Do you know that ancient Chinese princess always had this fruit in their meal because it enhances their skin health?
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From soothing the skin to preventing the appearance of wrinkles, lychee does it all! The antioxidant properties in lychee fight against free radical which causes wrinkles and fine lines. Lychees antioxidants will help you maintain a youthful appearance.
Furthermore, Good Health All just identified that lychee contains a lot of vitamin E. This can heal blemishes like sunburns and irritation.
It can support your weight loss
It is kind of surprising that rambutan also “shares” the same benefits with lychee as it also helps aid weight loss.
Lychee is a low-calorie tropical fruit; hence, it is great for people who want to shed unwanted pounds. Lychee is filled with insoluble fiber and has no saturated fats, which works perfectly for people who are trying to lose weight.
It provides you with stronger bones
Lychee has several basic nutrients like phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese. The minerals are responsible for increasing the absorption of calcium in the bones, which makes them healthy and strong.
It can boost the immune system
Definitely, lychee is packed with Vitamin C, just like rambutan. This helps the body to defend illnesses. It enhances the body's immune system and protects it against viruses and bacteria that cause coughs, colds, flu, and infections. Due to the fact that Lychee’s is very rich in vitamin C, it helps maintain a strong and healthy immune system. Furthermore, lychee will not only help you to recuperate from sickness; Lychee can also prevent illnesses too.
It helps prevent heart disease
Mercola stated in its article that lychee consists of the large amount of antioxidants, fiber and flavonoids. These supplements help keep the heart healthy.
Additionally, the oligonol from this wonderful fruit increases the levels of nitric oxide found in many animal studies. If you eat lychee, it will increase the nitric oxide and flavonoids in your blood, which opens narrow blood vessels and, in return, reduce blood pressure.
It increases metabolism and digestion
The Lychee fruit is full of Vitamin B-complex and fibre, which increases metabolism. If you are resistant to insulin as a result of poor metabolism you should eat a lot of lychee because it has great amount of flavonoids and antioxidants.
It also has anti-Inflammatory benefits!
The Flavanol that is derived from the lychee fruit has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. The flavanol found in lychee curb tissue damage and inflammation caused by high-intensity exercise. Also, scientists believe the flavanol-rich lychee fruit extract can also heal inflammatory diseases.
Conclusively, there are so many health benefits attached to this delicious fruit, so add lychee to your meals today to stay healthy.
And last but not least, it is so freaking tasty!
What food with lychee can you enjoy during summer?
Summer is coming, I know. So I would love to treat myself a bowl of soup dessert made with lychee.
Lychee now is so easy to find. If you live in Orange County, in other words, Vietnamese areas, you can find plenty of lychee in Vietnamese market like ABC Market, or Hoa Binh Market.
Otherwise, you can find it plenty online.
Before, when I still lived with my mom, she always made this soup for us every summer.
It is not only very refreshing, but it also has a lot of great nutritional value.
This recipe is also so easy to make. You can serve it with ice to cool down the hot days for your family.
Make the best juice with the number one cold press juicer.
This is it for how fascinating the benefits of lychee are to you!
So in general, you can find these 8 benefits of lychee:
- It improves your skin health
- It aids in weight loss
- It supports strong bone health
- It boosts the immune system
- It prevents any heart problems
- It can support well digestion system
- It also has anti-inflammatory effects
- And, it is so yummy!!
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