Have you ever meandered through the produce section of your local Asian supermarket and come across the lychee fruit? You might have seen it used as an ingredient in bubble tea and wondered what it would taste like on its own. Well, when you decide to give it a taste, you can also take advantage of these fantastic health benefits.
Helps You Digest
One of the reasons that lychee fruit is such as popular dessert in many Asian nations is that it helps you digest. After a heavy, rich, and delicious banquet, wouldn’t you want something to quicken your digestion? No one wants indigestion, after all. You might not notice right away, but whenever your digestion is stimulated, it helps you absorb nutrients better. Lychee fruits can help make you healthier, and feel better to boot.
Improves Immune System
Spring is the time of year where allergies are running rampant due to all of the pollen in the air. Then again, you might feel under the weather not only because allergens are out of control, but because you are sick. Your immune system can help you bounce back from a cold, especially when you start eating a stack of lychee when you don’t feel so hot. This way, you can get even more vitamin C than by just drinking your daily glass of orange juice.
Lychees also contain two other compounds, called polyphenolic and proanthocyanidins, that help your body resist the effects of free radicals, and by extension, various types of cancers. You’ll also find that eating lychee fruits can lower your risk of heart disease, improve brain health, and even slow down the physical signs of aging.
Lowers Blood Pressure
When was the last time you checked your blood pressure? Monitoring your blood pressure levels is just as critical for staying healthy as it is to track your blood sugar levels. Lychees can help lower your blood pressure because it is high in potassium while low in sodium. Although this sounds unbelievable, week-old dried lychee holds more three times more potassium than fresh lychee does.
Helps Your Circulation
As important as controlling your blood pressure and blood sugar are, you also want to make sure you have healthy blood circulation. Eating more lychee can help you there, since the copper and iron found in these fruits will boost your blood vessels’ ability to distribute oxygen throughout your body.
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