Lychee - the Tasty Superfruit

Lychee is a tropical fruit found in southern China, southern Taiwan, northern Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is covered in a rind that can be easily removed. Underneath you find a sweet ,white flesh and brown seed. It tastes a bit like grapes and is very juicy. It is considered one of the “superfruits,” as it is high in plenty of natural vitamin water and particularly high in Vitamin C, Bitamin B6, folate, phosphorous, magnesium and choline, among others.

Lychee is higher in Vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C helps your body fight heart disease and cancer, is necessary for healthy bones as well as younger looking, strong skin and tissue.

It is well-known to help increase energy. Due to the high quality, natural vitamin water, is works nicely as a diuretic, helping your body to eliminate unhealthy fluid build-up. This also makes it a digestive aid. It is high in beta carotene than carrots are and is an excellent source of fiber and natural carbohydrates. The unsaturated fatty acids found in the lychee help in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins.

Of particular interest is that studies show this fruit even helps to prevent blood clots. It also can protect from severe cell damage and reduces strokes, up to 50%, in heart attack patients.

Next time you are in the mood for something "different," try a piece of this superfruit. The lychee will certainly satiate a sweet tooth while helping you make a deposit in your health bank.

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