Every knight's tale harkens back to medieval-times where a gallant knight saves the princess from a fire-breathing dragon. But, this isn't anything like that. In fact, there's no dragon in this farmer's tale. Instead, we have a very unique fruit that bares incredibly magical benefits. Deep within the tropical and subtropical regions of South America and Asia, the dragon fruit grows abundantly. The dragon fruit has a cactus-like outer skin that resembles that of the scaley skin of a mythical dragon. The dragon fruit plant is considered part of the cactus plant family. However, the vibrant green and reddish-pink coloration tells that the fruit is full of nutrients. Known as the pitaya in its native regions, these curious fruits contain 60-ish calories a piece and are packed with vitamin C, B1/2/3, iron, calcium, and phosphorus. If you want to enjoy a royally healthy snack that has a fierce flavor, quiet your appetite with a delicious super fruit - the dragon fruit.
1. BATTLE YOUR CHOLESTEROL
Because dragon fruit is considerably low in cholesterol, the body can break it down quickly while absorbing the the rejuvenating properties of this tropical treat. It's the perfect fruit that will keep the pounds off while you soothe your sweet tooth.
2. LET THE HEART BEAT STRONG
In America, cardiovascular disease and other heart ailments are an increasing threat amongst Americans. Thankfully, dragon fruit possesses a superpower that helps minimize bad cholesterol levels and replenish the body of resources that maintain great health. Furthermore, this super-dragon is a plentiful source of monounsaturated fats that help to strengthen your heart and keep it beating strong.
3. FORTIFIED BY FIBER
Feed on that fiber like a fruit-eating dragon! The high fiber content in dragon fruit will clear up your digestive track so that your daily fire will flow freely. The flesh and the seeds are a solid source of protein and will keep your body in good shape and your appetite satiated.
4. ACTION IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Super foods contain numerous antioxidants that help to rid free radicals and cancer-producing toxins within your body. Consuming dragon fruits can smoke these harmful toxins out of your system. So, make your body a warrior's body by eating fruit filled with antioxidants.
5. DIVERT DIABETES
More fun with fiber! The fiber in dragon fruit can vastly regulate diabetes and stabilize blood sugar levels by suppressing sugar spikes. Cautionary note: Regardless of any claim, you should always consult your doctor before you remedy any health conditions.
6. STAY LOOKING VIVACIOUS
Antioxidants in super foods, like our friendly dragon fruit, will keep you looking young and vibrant as they will keep your skin tight and youthful. Combine the dragon fruit with honey to make a natural anti-aging mask. Now, there's something that will help with the dragon skin! 🙂
7. MAINTAIN THE LION'S MANE
Many people like to switch up their appearance by changing the color of their 'mane.' Sometimes, too many colored treatments can scorch your hair. Fret not! Dragon fruit juice is a superb solution to treating your colored hair. Running the juice through your hair and over your scalp will smooth out your hair and open your hair follicles, allowing them to breathe and remain healthy.
8. COMBAT IN A JOINT EFFORT
Part of having wisdom and experience is having a little bit of years on this planet. Arthritis is a joint pestilence that we could all do without. The least we can do is to suppress the condition and reduce symptoms. Dragon fruit helps to provide anti-inflammatory rescue to individuals suffering from arthritis.
9. DOMINATE ACNE
People of all walks and ages can be affected by acne. Dragon fruit contains a generous amount of vitamin C, which makes it a topical ointment. Slice up one of these super fruits, mash it into a paste, then apply to the reddish affected areas on your face or skin. After the dragon fruit ointment has dried and set for a short amount of time, wash off with water. Do this twice a day and this mystical fruit will have you looking majestic!
10. REMEDY THE SUNBURN
Aside from disappearing your acne and maintaining a youthful look, pairing dragon fruit with cucumber juice and honey can make for a aloe-like concoction that will soothe sunburns. With summer in full swing, it's in your best interest to defend your armor from the fire-breathing sun rays. With the abundance of B3, the tropical tour de force can moisturize your skin and free the heat from your burn(s).
ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!