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Lychee Health Benefits

Lychee is a small fruit with a sweet smell and taste, it has rough skin outside while contains juicy flesh inside. 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. Lychee is a rich source of nutrient that is required for the production of blood.

 

It provides manganese, magnesium, copper, iron and folate that are required for the formation of RBC. Also it contains Vitamin C that increases iron absorbing capacity of the body.

 

Lychee is rich source of antioxidants Vitamin C. Antioxidants are effective to protect from free radicals and oxidative stress. So it protects from degenerative disease and prevents arthritis.

 

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.

 

It is a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamine, niacin, and folates. These vitamins are essential since they function by acting as co-factors to help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Litchi 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 contains soluble fiber which controls bowel problems and keeps the stomach free from toxic compounds and help to clean the colon.

 

Both Lychee and Mangosteen contain a strain of yeast known as Saccharomyces Boulardii which is a known combatant to the pathogenic Candida Albicans which can cause various types of infections.

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