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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Fruit Lychees Benefits

Lychee
Lychee is a fruit of the genus Litchi in the family Sapindaceae. Lychee trees grow in tropical climates. The fruit is commonly found in China, India, Madagascar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, southern and central Taiwan, northern Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, South Africa and Mexico. The fruit is fragrant and sweet smelling.
Although Lychee including fruit trees is grown on every continent except Antarctica, this fruit can thrive in a warmer climate, if winter comes, this lychee fruit development was not affected at all.
In the United States alone, lychee fruit grown in southern and coastal areas in central Florida where the fruit can bear fruit with a short amount of time, from late May to early July.
Lychee fruit grows on hardwood trees, the tree reaches a height approximately between 6 to 30 meters, lychee fruit also has a very distinct dome-shaped, its top was very thick, the leaves were growing yew with attractive that leaves a good cause.
Lychee trees can grow naturally in the southern states especially with a slightly warmer climate, lychee fruit could be cultivated in the atrium, or in greenhouses in other areas.


The benefits of lychee fruit, among others:
1. Heal the wounds of the stomach due to the potassium content of 171 mg of potassium.
2. Eating fresh fruit lychees every day can smooth the skin.
3. Increase endurance.
4. Can cure coughs and asthma.
5. Regulate the fluid balance of cells in our body.
A French study published in the Journal of Nutrition lychees contains polyphenols showed the highest good for the heart, almost 15% more than wine. These compounds can also prevent cancer because polyphenols work as a ready defence against any foreign attack destroyer body cells, said David Grotto, RD, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life.
Recent studies at Sichuan University, China reveal the content of antioxidants in preventing the formation of lychees breast cancer cells.


Nutrition lychee fruit to 1 cup:
1. Calories: 125g
2. Fat: 1g
3. Protein: 2g
4. Crabs: 31g
5. Fiber: 2g
6. Vitamin C: 226% RDA
7. Vitamin B6: 10% RDA
8. Copper: 14% RDA
9. Potassium: 9% RDA
10. Magnesium: 5% RDA
11. Manganese: 5% RDA
12. Folate: 7% RDA

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