Health Benefits Of Lychee Juice

Lychee is a tropical fruit native to China. The subtle sweetness and fragrant essence make it palatable. Enclosed within a rough red skin, this juicy and white exotic fruit is mainly used in ice creams, desserts, and juices.

Lychees are packed with a plethora of nutrients which promote various health benefits. B vitamins- riboflavin, niacin, folate, and B-6, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-K, potassium, copper, flavonoids, antioxidants, and magnesium are the primary nutrients.

Consuming it is the form of juice ensures faster supply of nutrients which ensure better health. Lychee juice also has some therapeutic benefits. Mentioned below are the same.

Benefits Of Lychee Juice

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1. Ensures Weight Loss

Ensures Weight Loss

Lychees contain pectin, a dietary fiber which promotes easier bowel movements and aids in digestion. The dietary fiber also keeps you full for a longer time, helping you avoid overeating. The first step to weight loss is not gaining

those extra pounds, and lychee juice helps you achieve it.

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2. Prevents Cancer And Arthritis

Prevents Cancer And Arthritis

Be it aging or cancer, free radicals are the precursors to these conditions. The polyphenols/flavonoids present in lychee juice act as antioxidants, which neutralize the free radicals and prevent cell damage. These keep cancer and formation of tumors at bay.

The free radicals also prevent cellular regeneration, which is required for repairing the damaged cells in conditions like arthritis. Attacking these radicals alleviates the symptoms of arthritis.

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3. Keeps Heart Diseases At Bay

Keeps Heart Diseases At Bay

The presence of potassium in lychee juice maintains a fluid balance and controls the blood pressure. Potassium has the ability to relieve tension in

the walls of the blood vessels and expel excess sodium, thereby keeping a check on the blood pressure. This, in turn, prevents any cardiovascular diseases arising from a fluctuating blood pressure.

Apart from this, the dietary fiber present in the juice acts by removing bad cholesterol, the primary reason for heart attack and stroke.

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4. Reduces Blemishes And Sunburns

Reduces Blemishes And Sunburns

Vitamin-C present in lychees acts as a skin lightening agent, and therefore reduces the blemishes and scars. It also promotes soothing effect, which is necessary for treating sunburns. Grinding the pulp of lychees into a paste and applying on the affected area helps.

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5. Promotes Hair Growth And Shine

Promotes Hair Growth And Shine

Copper, present in

lychees, activates the hair follicles to grow at a faster rate. Vitamin-C, on the other hand, helps retain original color and shine of your hair. Grind 7–8 lychees to form a juice and mix 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel in it. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and hair and rinse off with a mild shampoo after 15 minutes.

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6. Rehydrates The Body During Summer

Rehydrates The Body During Summer

Consuming lychee juice which is high in sugar and water content rehydrates your body within seconds during summers. Dabbing a cotton ball dipped in lychee juice on your face hydrates your skin and makes you feel fresh instantly.

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7. Prevents Skin Aging

Prevents Skin Aging

The antioxidants present in lychee juice

fight the free radicals in the skin, which cause the cell damage. This damage leads to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Applying lychee juice to the face on alternate days slows the process of aging, making your skin look flawless.

Due to the above-mentioned benefits, Chinese use lychees as a part of alternative medicine. The only downfall of lychees is its high sugar content, which is about 29 grams per cup. Therefore, consumption in moderation is recommended. If you are diabetic or are allergic to lychees, consult with your doctor before using it for any therapeutic benefits.