Soursop fruit has a delicious flavor and impressive health benefits. It also contains various nutrients such as protein, niacin, riboflavin, folate, iron, carbs, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and thiamine. Soursop fruit also provides a good amount of fiber with few calories. This green fruit has a creamy texture and a strong and delicious flavor. Soursop is eaten raw by cutting it in half and scooping out the flesh. The leaves, fruit, and stems are all medicinal.
Below are the health benefits of soursop fruit according to health experts.
Eases digestion. Whole soursop fruit contains about 83% of your recommended daily intake of fiber, which is vital for your digestive health. Fiber helps to promote regular bowels and prevent digestive complications like constipation.
High in vitamin C. Soursop is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that boosts immunity. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system, improving its ability to defend against germs. It also helps inhibit free radicals, which can help protect your skin and cells from oxidative damage. One whole soursop fruit contains 215% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
It Can Help Fight Bacteria. Studies show that soursop may contain antibacterial properties. In one study, researchers used varying concentrations of soursop fruit extracts on different types of bacteria that cause oral diseases. Soursop fruit was able to kill all these types of bacteria effectively.
It Can Reduce Inflammation. Antioxidants can help fight off free radicals, reducing cell damage caused by oxidative stress. Oxidative stress causes inflammation. The antioxidants in soursop may help reduce inflammation. Antioxidants also help reduce the risk of several diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Add soursop fruit to your diet today.
It may stabilize blood pressure. High blood pressure may cause heart disease and heart attack. High sodium intake contributes to high blood pressure. Soursop fruit contains potassium, which helps your body remove excess sodium.
Potassium also reduces the tension in the walls of your blood vessels. All these potassium benefits help lower your blood pressure hence regulating the heartbeat. A whole soursop fruit offers approximately one-third to one-half of your recommended daily intake of potassium.
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