Dragon fruit is one type of fruit that comes from the cactus group. from the clans of Hylocereus and Selenicereus. This fruit comes from Mexico, Central America and South America, but is now also cultivated in Asian countries such as Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. The content of the dragon fruit is incredible and can meet various nutritional needs in our body. In one dragon fruit there are at least more than 20 essential nutrients needed by the body. Benefits and content of dragon fruit is very good in the fulfillment of vitamins and minerals in the body, and very good if consumed regularly it will bring a positive effect for our body.
It is undeniable that lately dragon fruit became popular in the society of Indonesia. People believe that dragon fruit does have a myriad of benefits in overcoming various diseases and also believed to maintain the immune system. In addition dragon fruit has an attractive appearance and unique. The pink dragon fruit skin is also equipped with leaves that look like thorns on durian fruit.
The number of benefits that result from consuming dragon fruit makes us no wonder if dragon fruit is a popular fruit and is always the main target of society. The benefits of dragon fruit for the health of the body is very diverse, ranging from simple benefits to important benefits and we do not know widely.
Here are some benefits of Dragon Fruit:
Dragon fruit contains a lot of antioxidant phytoalbumin. These compounds can increase the formation of carcinogenic free radicals that prevent cancer cells from developing in the body. In addition dragon fruit also streamline the work of removing toxins out of the body, including also toxins that trigger cancer. Therefore, dragon fruit is very good in preventing cancer.
Helps the Formation of Red Blood Cells (Hemoglobin)
Dragon fruit has a very high vitamin B12 (riboflavin). As we know in our body Red blood cells (hemoglobin) are needed. In the formation of red blood cells done with the help of vitamin B12 or riboflavin. So the consumption of dragon fruit can certainly help the formation of red blood cells (hemoglobin) in the body.
Prevent Heart Disease
The content possessed by the dragon fruit can prevent and reduce the risk of heart disease. So can not be denied, consuming red dragon fruit into one effective way to prevent heart disease.
Useful for Bone Health
Bone health is very important, because bone is one of the important organs in our body. If the bones are not strong and not perfect then the body will experience some problems or bone disorders that will certainly interfere with other important organs. Dragon fruit has a high mineral content such as calcium, phosphorus, and iron which makes the dragon fruit as a good food source to meet the needs of bone nutrients to stay healthy and strong.
Maintaining Eye Health
Betakaroten high content makes the dragon fruit as one of the fruit that can maintain eye health after the carrot fruit. As we know, beta-carotene is a very useful ingredient to maintain health and eye clarity.
Surely we are familiar with diabetes, because not infrequently we find some people have this disease. Unhealthy lifestyle makes humans susceptible to diabetes. Therefore there is no harm if we consume dragon fruit to prevent and overcome the disease of diabetes, because the dragon fruit is believed to kill the bad cells produced due to unhealthy lifestyles made by humans.
Supports Diet Program
For those of you who are doing weight loss program there is no harm in trying and making dragon fruit as a material or an alternative in losing weight. Dragon fruit is a high-protein fruit, but low in fat and carbohydrates. So that the dragon fruit into a fruit that is suitable for consumption when dieting. Protein content can meet the needs of the body and fat and carbohydrate content is not worried to interfere with your diet program. In addition, the fiber content in dragon fruit can also help to smooth digestion.