Apart from drinking plenty of water and never skipping a meal, Shraddha never forgoes any chance to indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables. Case in point is today's post where Shraddha shared a snapshot of herself eating the brightly coloured dragon fruit, with the caption, "Yes, fruit makes me very happy." Have a look:
Doesn't the fruit look simply delightful? Not many of us are familiar with dragon fruit, which has a bright pink outer covering and a white and red pulp, interspersed with black seeds. The scaly fruit actually belongs to the cactus family and looks incredibly exotic. Dragon fruit flesh is sweet and has a distinctly refreshing taste. The fruit is available in a number of vegetable markets in India as well and is known as pitaya in Hindi. However, the fruit isn't just all looks and no substance- it's a powerhouse of nutrients and is very healthy as well.
Here are four things you may not know about dragon fruit:
1. Low In calories:Pitaya or dragon fruit is incredibly low in calories and cholesterol. Therefore, dragon fruit may help people who are looking to lose weight.
2. High In Fibre: Like most fruits, dragon fruit is also rich in fibre and hence, is good for regulating blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
3. Good For skin: Dragon fruit is used in a number of Southeast Asian home remedies for treating common skin problems like sunburn and acne. It is rich in antioxidants, which makes it great for consumption, for a naturally healthy skin.
4. Healthy For heart: The high concentration of antioxidants and fibre, make dragon fruit healthy for the heart as well.
So, now you know! We've given you four reasons to eat dragon fruit, just like Shraddha Kapoor does. So, the next time you spot the fruit at your fruit vendor's stall, just add it to your grocery bag.