Surprising benefits of Lychee


Why you must include Lychee in your diet

Lychee or litchi is my favorite summer fruit, I wait for lychee season! Lychee is a fruit which


is mostly loved by all. It’s juicy and soft pulp gives a mouthwatering feel and one cannot stop from having it. This fascinating fruit has many medicinal benefits which is not known to people and the most important thing to note is to have dried Lychee as it contains more beneficial facts than the regular one. However since it is available for a short while, go on indulge:

  • Digestion

Fruits have dietary fiber in them that increases the capacity of digestive system. Lychee stimulates gastric and digestive juices, smooth functioning of intestine muscles, reduce constipation and smoothens gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Immune system

It contains Vitamin C which is a major antioxidant compound and stimulates the functioning of white blood cells. It is rich in ascorbid acid which is essential for the repair of tissues in all parts of the body and for wound healing and maintaining health.

  • Cancer prevention

Lychee has multiple uses and it saves the body from multiple diseases. It has polyphenolic and proanthocyanidins compounds which is very helpful in protecting the body. Numerous studies have proved the benefit of antioxidants and the role they play in reducing heart diseases and cancer. Free radicals and harmful byproducts of cellular metabolism causes cancer from which Lychee’s organic compounds protect the body.

  • Antiviral capacity

Litchitannin 2 is a compound found in Lychee that prevents the virus effect in our body as it has antiviral capabilities. The Proanthocyanidins that has been studied extensively is an important aspect of Lychee that is best for the body’s care. Lychee contains quercetin, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties and cancer prevention organisms.

  • Blood Pressure

Lychee includes magnesium, copper, iron, Vitamin C, potassium, low in sodium and helps to maintain fluid balance in the body. Potassium level is high in dried Lychee that reduces the constriction of blood vessels and arteries which thereby reduces the stress level in the body.

  • Blood Circulation

Copper and iron plays an integral role in Red Blood Cells formation in the body. Copper increases the blood circulation and oxygen level in the body, thus being a boon for the body’s growth.

Lychee is a must to have fruit as it strengthens the bones, lowers blood pressure, helps in weight loss, protects skin, fight against virus, improves digestion and prevents cancer. Knowing such super qualities of Lychee one should try it for sure and recommend others too.