Forget Cheerios and Try This Heart Healthy Fruit Instead

by in Food, Health, Video December 5, 2016

Have you ever heard of Dragon Fruit? Sure it sounds like something strange and unique but is it? It is! This fruit looks like something straight out of a cartoon, in my opinion, it sort of looks more like a dragon egg than a dragon ‘fruit.’

This fruit has a very interesting flavor and is native to Central and Southern America. It has however been brought to Southeast Asian countries as well. Other names for Dragon Fruit include:

  • Pitaya
  • Red Pitahaya
  • Night Blooming Cereus
  • Conderella Plant
  • Strawberry Pear

This unique and interesting fruit is known to have some pretty amazing health benefits.

These benefits include things like:

  • Preventing memory loss
  • Cancer prevention
  • The ability to control the blood glucose levels in those with diabetes
  • Aid in healing wounds
  • Promote heart health
  • Clean one’s digestive system
  • Reduce signs of aging
  • Reduce and eliminate acne
  • Soothe sunburned skin

Dragon fruit is even better than Cheerios when it comes to the amount of cholesterol found in it. This is great because it helps your body to break things down quickly. It is one of the perfect fruits for decreasing bad cholesterol levels and replenishing good levels. By ingesting Dragon fruit you are getting a fantastic source of monosaturated fats and helping your heart and the rest of your body tremendously.

Now, looking at this fruit you may be concerned about how to prepare it and in what manner it should be eaten. Below are several recipes on how to prepare and eat this fantastic fruit. Enjoy!