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The Dragon Fruit / Pithaya – 10 Surprising Benefits

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1. Better Than Cheerios

Dragon fruit has an extremely low amount of cholesterol, which ultimately helps the body break down this fruit quickly, keeping you happy and healthy. It’s the perfect fruit to maintain your weight and satisfy your sweet tooth.

2. Heart Healthy

Americans have increasing problems maintaining cardiovascular health. Fortunately, this fruit has an amazing superpower that helps decrease bad cholesterol levels and replenish good levels. Dragon fruit is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, helping the heart stay in great condition.

3. Fill Up On Fiber

To clean up your digestive system, eat a dragon fruit. They have a high fiber content, which can assist with poor digestion and constipation. Eating the flesh and seeds, which contain good protein, will keep your body fortified and satisfied.

4. Active Antioxidants

To rid the body of free radicals and cancer-producing properties, you can eat foods that contain antioxidants. Believe it or not, dragon fruit is giving acai berries a run for their money.

5. Fights Diabetes

The high amount of fiber in dragon fruit can ultimately help regulate diabetes, as it can stabilize blood sugar levels by suppressing sugar spikes. However, with any dietary changes or modifications, always consult your doctor to make sure this is a good food for you.

6. Reduces Signs of Aging

Eating a dragon fruit with its rich antioxidants can keep the skin tight and young. You can even make a face mask using the fruit combined with honey as a natural alternative to anti-aging masks.

7. Treating Colored Hair

Dragon fruit juice is an excellent agent for treating colored hair. By simply putting the juice or a conditioner containing dragon fruit on your scalp, you can protect your chemically treated or colored hair. This will keep the hair follicles open, allowing your hair to breathe and remain healthy and smooth.

8. Suppresses Arthritis

Arthritis directly affects the joints and causes severe irritation and immobility. Adding dragon fruit to your diet can help you fight these ailments. Dragon fruit’s benefits for people suffering from arthritis are so great that it’s commonly referred to as the “anti-inflammatory fruit.”

9. Avoiding Acne

This treatment is not just for teenagers. Rich in vitamin C, this fruit becomes a great topical ointment. Turn a slice of dragon fruit into a paste and apply it to your reddened areas on your face or skin, then rinse with water. For best results, use twice daily.

10. Soothe Sunburned Skin

By combining dragon fruit with cucumber juice and honey, you can create a compound much like aloe that can soothe burned skin. Abundant in vitamin B3, dragon fruit can moisturize sunburned skin and release heat from the affected area.

How Can You Make Dragon Fruit a Part of Your Daily Routine?

Tired of the everyday apple or banana? Go ahead, you get permission to pick up the exotic fruit because it’s so good it should be forbidden. Dragon fruit is so easy to eat that all you need is a spoon to dig out its goodness, similar to a kiwi. Or, you can easily bite it right off of the peel for a quick fix. One dragon fruit will suffice as a snack, but soon you’ll be craving more. Try some of these recipes that call for dragon fruit here.

Just remember, even though they look beautiful on your counter, they are much more than a simple decoration. Reap the benefits of dragon fruit!


Les Salines – Martinique

Les Salines – Martinique

Located on the southern coast of the island of Martinique, 1.7 miles south of Sainte-Anne, You should think about stopping by even if you aren’t staying particularly close by. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it’s special in that it’s one of the few quiet beaches on Martinique.

There is also a concession stand available. You might also have the option to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot. public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Les Salines is very popular on weekends and holidays when tourists flood the beach, but it’s not as crowded during the week. Islanders often bring their whole families here on holidays.

Les Salines grants an idyllic and tranquil place to escape, due to the fact that the surrounding region is free of city-life and traffic.

I was relaxing on the sand, when suddenly I saw the sky turning black and a massive shadow was passing out there, on the Ocean…

The sun disappeared for a few minutes…the sand turned brown, and the water like dark turquoise, stunning color! But not a rain drop felt here on the beach; the storm was passing in front of me, slowly, but dark and intense.

…and after a few minutes, the sun came back again, stronger and powerful, giving again amazing colors to the beauty in front of me! The water looks like crystal and the sky a mesmerizing blue!

So, I took my camera and went into the warm water to catch the two following Photos:

Here’s a view of the Diamant Rock, far away,

…and a view of the Beach…

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