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Natural Relief for Pregnancy Discomforts

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6 Natural Remedies for Scars

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What is Aquatic Therapy

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Natural Scents for Your Home

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Dragon Fruit: Benefits of the Super Fruit

There’s a plant with an interesting-looking flower that produces a beautiful fruit which is usually dark red in color, or in some types, pink or yellow.  The skin is a thin outer layer with green-tipped and scale-like spikes resembling that of a mythical dragon — thus the name, Dragon Fruit.

Also known as Pitaya, the center of the Dragon Fruit is creamy white or fuchsia-colored flesh, dotted with tiny black seeds which gives way to many rich and natural properties.

At first, the look of dragon fruit may seem a little strange and one might wonder how it would taste. But when you do get to taste it, there’s a likely chance that you will love it.

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8 Benefits of Dragon Fruit

  1. Boosts Immune System
    Dragon fruit is high in vitamins and minerals that improve immunity; and prevents diseases and illness. The high levels of Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3 as well as calcium, phosphorous, iron, protein and niacin help provide an overall healthy body.
  1. Improves digestion and metabolism
    Because dragon fruit is rich in fiber, it aids in the digestion and improves bowel movements thus reducing the chances of constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Studies also suggest that it promotes the growth of probiotics.
  1. Lowers Blood Glucose
    The high amount of fiber in dragon fruit helps regulate blood glucose levels. It inhibits the sugar spikes that occur after eating high glycemic index foods. This suggests regular consumption of the fruit could be helpful to avoid common issues associated to diabetes.
  1. Prevents Formation of Cancer
    Dragon fruit contains active antioxidants, phytoalbumin and carotene that fight cancer-causing free radicals and blocks tumor cell growth. Furthermore, lycopene, responsible for the red color in dragon fruit, lowers prostate cancer risk. Also minerals and fibers prevent the occurrence of colon cancer by washing out toxins.
  1. Controls Cholesterol Level
    This exotic fruit is also an excellent source of monosaturated fats which help to keep your heart in good condition. Monosaturated fats, considered a heart-healthy type of fat come from the small seeds embedded within the flesh of the fruit. It decreases bad cholesterol levels and replenish good levels thus lowering the risk of developing cardio related diseases.
  1. Anti-aging
    Dragon fruit has antioxidants that keep the skin tight and young.  It has also the nutrient phosphorous which is the most important components of cellular membranes and prevents premature aging.
  1. Reduces Inflammation
    Dragon fruit provides alkalinity due to its high vitamin and mineral content, helping to reduce inflammation and irritation in joints.
  1. Great for Sunburns
    Abundant in Vitamin B3, dragon fruit can moisturize sunburned skin and release heat from the affected area. The fruit’s flesh is combined with cucumber juice and honey, and just like aloe, if applied topically can soothe burned skin.

Dragon fruit is definitely one of the best “super fruits” out there.  It is nutritious, good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. There are no reported side effects in consuming dragon fruit. It is safe even for pregnant and breast feeding mothers.

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More Coffee Face & Homemade Body Scrub Recipes

There are other all natural alternative coffee face scrubs available. Making the scrub on your own will help you modify the ingredients to your skin needs. And most of the ingredients for the coffee face scrub recipes are all in your kitchen, so it’s not hard to make one. So what are you waiting for? Read more

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10 Ways to Detoxify Your Mind and Body

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Two of the amazing oils in our Immunity blend

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Ginger and salt bath

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Why natural perfume?

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Miraculous mood balancing flower essences

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