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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Health benefits of Jackfruit

New Delhi: Jackfruit, one of the tropical fruits available is both
delicious to eat and even has a sweet taste. It is also rich in
energy, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins making it one of the most
healthy summer treats to relish.

Jackfruit has many health benefits. Here are some:

Immunity: The fruit contains an excellent source of Vitamin C
antioxidants which helps in building immune system in order to protect
against common diseases such as cough, cold and flu.

Energy: It contains a good amount of carbohydrate, calorie and simple
sugar like fructose and sucrose, providing a quick boost of energy.
Also, it has no cholesterol content which makes jackfruit a healthier
food option.

Maintains Blood Pressure: The good amount of potassium contained in
the fruit helps to lower high blood pressure and also reduces the risk
of stroke and heart attacks.

Improves Digestion: Jackfruit is good for digestion and prevents
constipation because of the good amount of dietary fiber in it, making
it bulk laxative.

Colon Cancer: The dietary fats contained in the fruit helps to clean
toxins from the colon. Thus, it reduces the effects of toxin in the
colon and protects from colon cancer.

Good for Eyes: Jackfruit contains Vitamin A, an important nutrient for
eye health. It increases vision and protects from free radicals. As
this fruit is a rich source of antioxidants, it is highly effective in
preventing degeneration of the retina.

Credit: Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny

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