The lychee fruit is considered a super food for its amazing health benefits and abundance of vitamins and minerals. On top of that, it has a unique, flowery scent and delicious taste. Lychee fruit is native to China, where it has been cultivated for more than 4,000 years. Keep reading for four amazing health benefits of eating the lychee fruit.
Lychee Health Benefits
Lychee fights many health problems
The lychee fruit combats many health issues like viruses, microbes, and even diabetes.
Lychee is considered anti-diabetic because it helps in three ways. First, the fruit lowers blood glucose levels. Extracts from the lychee seed also helps to reduce insulin resistance. And, the fruit contains the polyphenol oligonol which aids with diabetes-related vascular problems. On top of that, the lychee fruit reduces inflammation and oxidative stress which is commonly related to diabetes. Lychee can also help prevent serious heart problems and other diseases due to their richness in polyphenols.
Vitamins and minerals
One cup of fresh lychee fruit is a great source of potassium, copper and vitamin B2. Lychee are also high in vitamin C. In fact, you can get the same amount of vitamin C from 10 fresh lychee as you can from a medium orange. The lychee fruit also contains niacin, riboflavin, and folate as well as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and manganese.
If you want to slow down your aging process, you need to have an adequate intake of antioxidants. Getting enough antioxidants will protect your body from oxidative stress and wear and tear on your organs. Lychee fruits are a great source of antioxidants, and have more than 100 percent daily value of the antioxidant vitamin C in just one serving.
Out of all fruits, lychees are one of the highest in polyphenols. One of those important polyphenols is rutin, which is a bioflavonoid that strengthens blood vessels. Lychee can be very helpful in treating hemorrhoids, bruising and varicose veins. If you bruise easily, you are probably deficient in bioflavonoids and would benefit from adding lychee to your diet.
Although many people eat lychee fruit fresh or dried, you can gain its health benefits and great taste in our organic kombucha. Valley Isle Kombucha offers delicious flavors brewed with fresh, local lychee. Kombucha and lychee are a synergistic combination of health superfoods which will energize you and restore your body from daily stresses.