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
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
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2. 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
The presence of potassium in lychee juice maintains a fluid balance and controls the blood pressure. Potassium has the ability to relieve tension in
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
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
Copper, present in
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6. 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
The antioxidants present in lychee juice
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.