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10 impressive health benefits of Star fruit

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If you’re looking for a fruit which is not only a delicious treat but also a major dietary option, then star fruit is for you.

Star fruit is rich in various nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A and minerals like phosphorous, calcium and copper that help combat different diseases.

Also, it is used as a highly-effective home remedy for hangovers and to cure sunburns.

You’ll be surprised to know that the flowers and the leaves of the star fruit also help in curing skin diseases and other health issues like the common cold, fever and sore throat.

Its high nutritional value makes it the most widely used fruit in the kitchen. If you can bear its sour taste, then you can eat it raw or you can make a smoothie, juice or shake by adding some sweetening agent to it.

Here are the 10 impressive health benefits of star fruit you should know:

1. Controls obesity

The peel of the star fruit is rich in dietary fibre. It prevents the absorption of LDL cholesterol in the intestinal lining reducing obesity. It helps keep your colon and gut healthy while getting rid of infections and other toxic substances. According to a  2016 study, star fruit has proved to be beneficial as it has anti-obesity effects on human body.

2. Improves metabolism

Star fruit is rich in dietary fibre that helps regulate your digestive system. It also stimulates your bowel movement that keeps your gut healthy. A healthy gut regulates your metabolism and frees it from other toxic substances as well. According to a 2016 study, regular consumption of Star Fruit in moderate quantities helps improve metabolism.

3. Reduces inflammation

Star fruit has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation in the body. You can consume star fruit in moderate quantities to reduce various diseases caused due to inflammation in your body like eczema, ulcers, sinusitis and more.

4. Treats sore eyes

The high magnesium content of the star fruit also helps reduce pain and irritation caused by sore eyes. Consume star fruit that is rich in Vitamin B6 in order to get relief from puffy eyes as well as to relax the optic nerves. The fruit’s anti-bacterial properties helps reduce the cause of soreness in your eyes.

5. Reduces stomach ulcers

Most of the stomach ulcers are caused by bacterial infections which can be reduced with the help of star fruit as it has anti-bacterial properties. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory property of the fruit also helps reduce toxic substances from the stomach.

6. Lowers cholesterol levels

The rich copper content in the fruit helps reduce the amount of LDL (Low-Density Lipoproteins) Cholesterol in the body and reduces the absorption of toxic substances. Its rich dietary fibre content helps promote thinning of blood in your arteries leading to lowered cholesterol levels.

7. Treats skin acne

If you have an acne prone skin, then apply star fruit extracts directly on your skin to reduce inflammation and other bacterial infection. You can also include star fruit in your diet to help reduce the impurities from your blood which in return reduces the occurrence of acne breakouts and pimples.

8. Promotes a healthy glowing skin

The rich zinc content in star fruit offers antimicrobial effects and helps revitalize your skin cells. It promotes rejuvenation and provides hydration to your skin from within. You can also add star fruit in your face packs to bring back the lost glow on your skin.

9. Promotes hair growth

Star fruit is a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C which helps other nutrients to circulate freely in your body. This circulation regulates the release of free radicals in your body. Vitamin C promotes hair growth and delays greying of hair and other signs of ageing.

10. Makes hair shiny

Star fruit contains vitamin B-complex that makes your hair shinier and thicker. Combine Aloe Vera gel and star fruit extracts and apply to your hair.