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Cherimoya Health Benefits

Cherimoya fruit, also known as cherimoya or sugar apple is a fruit belonging to the species Annona cherimola which is native to South and Central America. Cherimoya is rich in vitamin C which plays an important role in improving the immune system function.

 

This nutrient is a powerful natural antioxidant that helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and eliminates harmful free radicals from the body.

 

Thus, it provides immunity against common diseases like cold and flu as well as prevents infections. The rich antioxidant content in cherimoya provides this fruit with anti-cancer benefits.

 

Cancer cells are formed due to free radicals produced by oxidative stress. These antioxidants neutralize the effect of free radicals.

 

It also contains high amount of potassium. Good amount potassium is required for a normal heart beat and blood pressure. So it protects from hypertension and stroke.

 

Along with potassium, cherimoya contains magnesium, sodium, zinc and manganese. It is effective against cancer due to its rich antioxidant content. These antioxidants provide cherimoya anti-cancer property.

 

Cancer cells are formed due to free radical produced due to oxidative stress. Cherimoya comes loaded with beneficial dietary fiber a type of carbohydrate that offers several health benefits.

 

Consuming a diet rich in fiber protects you from several types of chronic disease, including type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. It might also reduce your risk of breast cancer.

 

This fruit can be used in many ways, cubes of cherimoya can be added to fruit salads or finely chop cherimoya along with pineapple, salsa and fresh cilantro for a flavourful homemade salsa.

 

Alternatively, pair cherimoya with other fruits in homemade smoothie, it works especially well with slightly tart fruits, such as kiwi and raspberries.

 

Cherimoya fruit contains calcium which is vital for bone health. In this way, it helps in preventing osteoporosis.

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