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Eat Jackfruit for a Good Healthy Life

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Although it's said to have originated in India, the jackfruit grows in tropical nations such as Vietnam, the Philippines, and Thailand. The fruit may weigh up to 77 pounds and grow up to 35 inches in length. Artocarpus heterophyllus is the scientific name of jackfruit. Jackfruits come in a variety of shapes, though most are oblong. It features small rough protrusions, similar to its sibling breadfruit, and when ripe, it turns from green to yellow-green, releasing a unique sweet scent.

As a food, jackfruit is incredibly versatile. You may eat it as it is or use in a variety of cuisines. The meaty texture of jackfruit makes it an excellent meat alternative for vegetarians and vegans. The flesh of the jackfruit resembles pulled pork, particularly when cooked. Because of the abundance of nutrients and health advantages, there is an increase in the number of foodies in the western world opting for jackfruits over traditional sweet fruits.

A few of the health advantages of jackfruit are enhancing the immune system, raising energy levels, improving red blood cell (RBC) count, strengthening the cardiovascular system, preventing anemia, improving digestion, colon cancer prevention, and protecting the eyes. Reduced asthma symptoms, slowed aging, and improved bone health are some of the other advantages.

Improves RBC Count

Jackfruit is high in iron, which helps prevent RBC deficiency. Because the body's ability to absorb iron is limited in the absence of Vitamin C, its high Vitamin C concentration promotes body's iron absorption. Also, jackfruit contains magnesium and copper, both of which are important minerals for blood production.

Good for Bone Health

Jackfruit may help people suffering from lactose intolerance to maintain bone strength. Calcium is abundant in jackfruit. Calcium enhances bone density, reducing the risk of fracture and osteoporotic consequences. Potassium is prevalent in jackfruit. Potassium reduces calcium loss through the kidneys. You may be able to avoid osteoporosis, rickets, and other bone problems by combining calcium and potassium.

Improves Digestion

Jackfruit has a lot of dietary fiber. Fiber content is high, which aids digestion and reduces congestion. Its ability to fight digestive problems also aids in piles prevention. Also, jackfruit is a powerful bulk laxative.

Contains Anti-Aging Properties

Although aging is unavoidable, it may be delayed. Aging is accelerated by pollution, unhealthy lifestyle, and exposure to damaging UV radiation. Antioxidants in jackfruit may help slow down the aging process by stabilizing and destroying free radicals. Jackfruit's high water content may help you keep hydrated, keeping the skin moisturized. Water helps keep the skin smooth and radiant by reducing dryness.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Frederick, Md.

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