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June 22, 2024

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ড্রাগন ফল – লাল কালার – পোস্ট এক্সাম্পল

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Dragon fruit is a tropical

fruit that’s low in calories and high in fiber and antioxidants. Some people say it tastes like a cross between a pear and a kiwi. You can slice and eat the fruit as-is, try it with yogurt, or add it to a smoothie or salad.

Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Though people primarily enjoy it for its unique look and taste, evidence suggests it may provide health benefits as well.

This article takes a look at dragon fruit, including its nutrition, benefits, and how to eat it.

Dragon fruit is a part of the cactus family and it’s native to northern South America. Although there are several varieties of colors (yellow, red, white inside, or pink inside) there aren’t many nutritional differences among them. These dragon fruits get their name from their exterior, which is full of overlapping “fins” that resemble a dragon’s scales, and their also commonly known as pitaya.1

Dragon fruit is rich in fiber and antioxidants linked to protection against cancerdiabetes, and heart disease, as well as respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary diseases.2

Keep reading to learn more about the fruit’s benefits and simple, healthy ways to enjoy it.

Promotes Gut Health

Dragon fruit can enhance gut health in two key ways. The fruit is high in fiber, which supports healthy digestion and helps prevent constipation.3 One cup of yellow dragon fruit provides 5.58 grams (g) of fiber, 20% of the Daily Value (DV).4

Dragon fruit also contains prebiotics called oligosaccharides, which help stimulate the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus gut microbes.1 These probiotic bacteria have been shown to prevent or treat digestive conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).5

Prevents Against Chronic Disease

Because of its anti-inflammatory antioxidants, dragon fruit is tied to the prevention of diseases associated with inflammation. These include diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and metabolic syndrome (which means having three or more of the following: a large waistline, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low “good” HDL cholesterol).61

Antioxidants called betacyanins, which provide color to the flesh and skin of red dragon fruits, help reduce oxidative stress, damage to cells caused by compounds call free radicals.78 Free radicals are produced when your body breaks down food, or when you are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. The buildup of free radicals over time is largely

 

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