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10 Health benefits Of Jackfruit

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Published: Monday, June 20, 2011, 16:44 [IST]

Jackfruit is a fleshy fiber fruit which has an aromatic smell and taste. It is very commonly consumed fruit in the southwestern region of the country apart from the neighboring countries like Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

The flesh of this fruit has starch and dietary fiber and its flavor is similar to that of a tart banana. Jackfruit health benefits is due to its rich source of Vitamin A, C, thiamin, potassium, calcium, riboflavin, iron, niacin and zinc. This fibrous fruit is low in calories so is good for heart patients.

Here are the 10 jackfruit health benefits:

1. Potassium in jackfruit has been found effective in reducing chances of heart diseases as it lowers the blood pressure.

2.Iron content in this fibrous fruit helps to prevent anemia and improves blood circulation in the body.

3. The root is a good medicine for people suffering from asthma. Boiling the root and extracts of jackfruit has been found to control asthma.

4. One of the health benefits of jackfruit is that it maintains a healthy thyroid. The micro minerals and copper is found effective in thyroid metabolism. It is especially good in hormone production and absorption.

5. Health benefits of jackfruit is also on the bone. It is good for young kids to ensure healthy bones. Magnesium rich fruit strengthens the bone and prevents the body from bone related disorders like osteoporosis.

6. Nutritional benefits of jackfruit is its rich source of vitamin C and A. This anti-oxidant nutrient in this vitamin rich fruit strengthens the immune system and protects it from bacterial and viral infections.

7. With phyto-nutrients and vitamin C, jackfruit has anti-cancer and anti-aging properties. It removes the cancer causing free radicals from the body and slows down degeneration of cells to prevent the body from degenerative diseases.

8. Simple sugars like fructose and sucrose in the fruit make it an energy fruit. These sugar of the vitamin rich fruit boosts energy and doesn't contain saturated fat or cholesterol.

9. Jackfruits cure ulcers and digestive disorders. High fiber fruit prevents constipation and smoothen bowel movements.

10. Jackfruit health benefits is also found on the eyes and skin. The fruit contains vitamin A which maintains good eye sight and smooth skin. Jackfruit also prevents vision-related problems like macular degeneration and night blindness.

So, enjoy the fruit for its taste and smell mixed with jackfruit health benefits.

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