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Lychee Fruit Health Benefits

Lychee is a small fruit with a sweet smell and taste, it is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree native to the Guangdong and Fujian provinces of China, and now cultivated in many parts of the world. This fruit has a close resemblance to longan and other rambutan fruits.

 

The outer surface is covered with a red coloured rough textured easily removable rind. Inside it consists of translucent white sweet and juicy fruit.

 

Lychee contains good amount of antioxidant Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex and phytonutrient flavonoids.

 

These antioxidants and phytonutrient flavonoids are important nutrient that makes lychee healthy.

 

Antioxidants are required to protect the body from oxidative stress. High oxidative stress is caused due to pollution and UV radiation. This process creates free radicals from oxygen molecules.

 

These free radicals destroy normal cell DNA and change the function of cells to form cancer cells.

 

Lychee contains good amount of fiber and Vitamin B-complex which increase metabolism fat, protein and carbohydrate.

 

Fiber rich foods have proved to suppress appetite and increase metabolism.

 

Lychee has anti-cancer properties. This fruit has flavonoids in the pulp which helps to fight fatal and lethal diseases like cancer.

 

It contains Flavones, quercitin and kaemferol which are powerful compounds in reducing the proliferation of cancer cells. Litchi fruit provides impressive anti breast cancer properties.

 

Lychee keeps the digestion strong, maintains a clean stomach, improves appetite and cures heartburn and burning sensation in the stomach.

 

It also enhances the energy levels in the body and contributes to the well being of the family. The seed of litchi contains astringent properties which is utilized for intestinal tract problems and frees the body of intestinal worms.

 

Lychee, the Chinese believe, also has the ability to relieve pain and shrink swollen glands.

 

People in China treat these symptoms with the lychee fruit using ancient Chinese medicines and they attest to its powers even though there are currently no studies out there that give scientific weight to this disagreement.

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