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Passion Fruit and Your Health

By Brandi Swieter 

Individuals looking to improve their health need to start by making changes to their diet. This means eating more fruits and vegetables. Though many choices exist, one of the most overlooked options on the market is passion fruit. This plum-like fruit with a pomegranate-like interior contains plenty of vitamins and nutrients that make it worthwhile to eat often. Your health can be improved with the power of passion fruit.

Preventing Cancer

Cancer occurs so easily in today’s day and age that it has many people scared. One of the best recommendations doctors can give for cancer prevention, however, is to improve diet. The right foods help to keep cancer cells, and therefore symptoms, at bay. Passion fruit has the ability to fight cancer thanks to the antioxidants that work to fight free radicals and toxic cells in the body.

Reducing Blood Pressure

Passion fruit contains potassium, a mineral that promotes blood flow and circulation. Plenty of it within the system ensures a reduction in blood pressure. People with high blood pressure can eat passion fruit in an effort to combat the problem. Iron and copper are also included in passion fruit, which also has blood benefits.

Improving Sleep

Getting more sleep at night is a key factor for health. Those who do not get enough tend to have more health problems and stress. Passion fruit helps to induce sleep because of the alkaloids found within it. Anyone experiencing restlessness can try a snack of passion fruit and see if they then enjoy a better night’s rest.

Improving Respiration

The respiratory system needs to function properly if people want to breathe well, avoid coughing fits, and lessen the symptoms of asthma. Passion fruit helps with this thanks to certain bioflavonoids found within it. These compounds have the ability to sooth the respiratory system and ease symptoms of coughing and wheezing.

While some people eat the entire fruit, others only enjoy the seeds of passion fruit. Either option works, but the seeds do need to get consumed to experience the full benefits. This is the part of the fruit that has the most of the nutrients. No health benefits can be experienced without enjoying this portion. Some people do not like the tart taste that the seeds have and tend to avoid it, but with just a bit of sweetener the flavor can be enhanced and enjoyed for better benefits.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rock Hill, S.C.

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