Amazing Health Benefits Of The Lulo Fruit
The lulo fruit is an orange-coloured fruit which is more like a citrus fruit and is native to South America. The flavour of this fruit is quite distinct and tart. Its flavour is compared to that of a pineapple or to the combination of rhubarb and lime. The lulo juice is a popular health drink which is surprisingly green in colour. There is a lot of demand of this fruit all over the world but unfortunately it is fragile and likely to get bruised/discoloured. So, it is a small scale crop with very less exports.
How to eat lulo?
To eat the exotic lulo fruit, you must cut it in half and scoop out the fleshy and white halves. It can be eaten raw as well as cooked. Usually this is added to pies, jams, jellies, desserts, fruit juices, wines and ice cream. Lulo is a fruit that is difficult to acquire so why do people want to eat it? Well, people want to eat it because it is loaded with nutrients and organic compounds that are good for health!
Nutrients present in lulo
The lulo fruit has high levels of vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin A, thiamine and minerals like iron, phosphorous and calcium. It is rich in dietary fibre with very low fat and calories. It also contains antioxidants.
Amazing health benefits of the lulo fruit
Lulo is high in vitamin A and vitamin C, making it a great way to boost the immune system. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that fights free radical damage. It stimulates the production of white blood cells, which fight infections and pathogens. Vitamin C is also needed for the development of collagen that supports the blood vessels, connective tissues and organs.
Good for digestive health
The fibre found in lulo is called Pepsin and is beneficial for the digestive tract. Although all kinds of fibre promotes digestion, pepsin is one of the best for the gastrointestinal health. It wards off cramps, bloating, constipation and serious issues like gastric ulcers. The fibre helps in regulating the release of glucose into the bloodstream. This makes the fruit beneficial for those suffering from diabetes as they have to monitor their blood sugar levels very closely.
Good for eye health
The carotenoids, including beta carotene and vitamin A present in lulo help in neutralizing free radicals that happen to cause oxidative stress on the eye cells. It reduces the risk of vision issues like cataracts and macular degeneration.
Good for heart health
The dietary fibre present helps in eliminating bad cholesterol from the body. The presence of a variety of vitamins and minerals can help improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system and lower the chances of heart attacks and strokes.
Improves bone strength
Lulo fruit with lots of rich minerals like calcium, iron and phophurous can help in improving the density of bone tissue and preventing diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis.
Detoxifies the body
Lulo is known to be a good diuretic (substance that increases urination). It removes excess toxins from the kidneys, removes stress from the liver and flushes out excess salts, water and also fat from the body. This is usually beneficial for people who want to lose weight and detoxify their bodies.
Relief from stress and sleep disorders
Though research is still going on, lulo is known to improve mood, promote sleep and reduce stress.
Lulo fruit is anti-carcinogenic in nature due to the presence of vitamins and antioxidants that fight free radical damage. Due to free radicals healthy cells mutate into cancerous ones. Research is still going on to find out more about the action of antioxidants present in this fruit.
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