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Longan Health Benefits

Longan also known as the euphoria fruit, the sweet succulent fruit is very tasty and enjoyable to eat, as well as provides many benefits. It is slightly smaller than the lychee fruit, and with a dull brown skin which is smoother than that of the lychee.

 

The fruit grows in drooping clusters. Fruit is globose, 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter, with thin, brittle, yellow-brown to light reddish-brown rind.

 

Longan fruit contains rich amount of Vitamin C that is equal to 80% of daily requirement. It also contains minerals like iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.

 

It is also rich in Vitamin A and essential in anti-oxidants. This fruit is low in fats and calories; it is a healthy option for those who want to cut down fats from their body.

 

Longans also contain complex carbohydrates which raise energy, enhance stamina and reduce food cravings.  A half cup of longan contains only 35 calories making it a healthy addition to a low calorie diet.

 

Antioxidants are our first line of defence against free radicals. These substances cause damage and generate inflammation throughout the body.

 

Longan fruit is rich in antioxidants and can protect against heart disease, chronic inflammation and may even help prevent some cancers.

 

Longan has long been used as a remedy for stomach problems such as infections and pain. Eating longan fruit is regarded a natural remedy for treating a stomach ache.

 

The fruit helps to improve and boost the immune system and this helps the body fight against various diseases.

 

Longans also contain phenolic acids which act as powerful antioxidants and also contain antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Longan also helps to reduce aging and helps to improve one’s skin, particularly, around the eyes.

 

It is believed to improve one’s complexion and prevent skin from peeling as well.

 

They are said to contain iron that is required in red blood cell formation and therefore helps reduce the risk of anaemia.

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