7 Stunning Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit


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REMEMBER: These Are 7 STUNNING Benefits of Dragon Fruit! Pay SPECIAL Attention to Benefit #5! These Tips Helped Over 129,000 Readers of SkinnyWithFiber!

We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is beneficial for our overall health. However, with the ample amount of these readily available, selecting the right ones can be difficult.

Do you rely just on traditional choices such as apples and oranges or do you rather experiment with exotic types? In any case, you should know that dragon fruit offers many benefits to our bodies.

If you want to delay aging, prevent high blood pressure, and improve your figure, this exotic food will assist you with living a happier and healthier life. Below are seven cool benefits associated with making this fruit a part of your daily diet.

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Benefit #1 – Improving Your Weight Loss Efforts

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One of the worst issues you will experience when trying to lose weight is being able to keep your food cravings at bay. Luckily, with the help of this exotic fruit, you will get your appetite under control.

Why? Because it is very rich in fiber and incredibly low in calories.

Pay attention: Thanks to these features it will help you feel full for longer than other fruits. It will also boost your metabolism rate and improve your weight management.

Benefit #2 – Preventing High Blood Pressure & Heart Diseases


There are two main factors associated with elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular illness – stress and stiffened arteries. Considering that dragon fruit essentially “cleanses” the interior of your body, it will assist in maintaining healthy tissue within and around your heart.

Keep in mind: This food is also known to help decrease high levels of oxidative stress that is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases. Read more in the study here: Effect of dragon fruit extract on oxidative stress and aortic stiffness in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats

Benefit #3 – Providing Antioxidants for Your Body

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Antioxidants are molecules that combat free radicals that are roaming around your body. These elements are known to cause massive problems to the human organism (even cancer).

Luckily, the dragon fruit is jam-packed with antioxidants that combat free radicals and prevent them from messing with your vital functions.

Pay attention: The more of this fruit you can ingest, the easier it will be for your organism to go through a simple detox to maintain a healthier lifestyle and stronger immune system.

Benefit #4 – Delaying Aging of Skin Cells

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There are millions of anti-aging creams and treatments that cost thousands of dollars. However, there is a simple solution that can be found in your local grocery store.

As previously mentioned, this fruit has plenty of antioxidants that work against free radicals in your body. These are not only responsible for physical ailments, but also for the aging of your skin.

Pay attention: The more antioxidants you will eat from this exotic fruit, the tighter and younger your skin will become.

Benefit #5 – Boosting Immune System Through Vitamins & Minerals

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Your immune system is the most critical component of your organism as it keeps you from getting sick and catching infections. Dragon fruit has dozens of minerals and vitamins such as:

Vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, calcium, phosphorus, iron, protein, niacin, and fiber.

With the combination of these, you will be able to fight any infections and illnesses much easier. Another important thing to note is that it is comprised of 80% water.

Keep in mind: Considering that the human body requires an ample amount of water to stay hydrated and healthy throughout the day, having this as a part of your daily diet can be quite beneficial actually!

Benefit #6 – Good for Coughs & Asthma

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Respiratory disorders such as asthma and coughing caused by common cold or flu can be difficult to deal with on a day to day basis. Although this is not a substitute for medication, it can help make your cough less tedious.

Keep in mind: It also has high quantities of vitamin C that makes your immune system stronger so that you can fight off infections more efficiently each day.

Benefit #7 – Managing Levels of Blood Sugar

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With the amount of fiber that is found in this fruit, it helps to prevent your body from experiencing sugar spikes. However, you need to consult your doctor before you decide to eat this fruit to ensure that it will assist you with your diabetes problems correctly.

With dozens of possibilities offered at your grocery store, this exotic fruit might be one of the best choices available. With the opportunity to have better heart health, easier weight management, and even to help manage ailments such as asthma and diabetes, consider dragon fruit as an excellent afternoon snack.

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  1. I was really disappointed with this fruit. It cost me $7 for one of them at an Asian store and I don’t think it even has a taste at all. Hopefully, I got a bad one, but I am not buying them anymore. I was disappointed, but I will keep trying new and different foods that I am not familiar with.

  2. its right about the weight loss thing, I had two cups this morning of Lipton Green Tea Superfruit Tea, Acai, Dragonfruit, and melon and I have went to the restroom like 5000 times lolXD

  3. I was so excited to add this to my daily intake. That was before the two nights of extremely intense dreams I had. Wow. May have to stick with other veggie/fruits.


  4. ** reedit my statement: As you age, wrinkles of the body do NOT come from Radicals that are being produced from the body.

  5. Actually having free radicals in the body declines as you age naturally. The body produces free radicals that are both bad and good, and not only bad. Prove to me otherwise with scientific journals that your opinions are true. Also, as you age, wrinkles of the body does come from RADICALS, it comes from cells losing its elasticity. Therefore, your opinion is completely invalid about it. Please do not deceive your readers, inform them correctly.
    Ph.D. in Neurophysiology

  6. One of the reason why I planted dragon fruit especially the color magenta or deep purple red is its health benefits. The brix ranges from 14 to 18. Besides, it gives me an added income. Now, I am thinking of expanding the area and plant more Red Dragon Fruit.

  7. Lately I’ve noticed that dragon fruit is associated with anti-aging and skin care. I’m curious if you get better results by eating the fruit or applying the cream locally. Has anyone tried it successfully? If so, how long it takes until you notice some changes? I want to get rid of some nasty wrinkles and this sounds tempting.

  8. Don’t know why but I can’t make myself to eat this fruit but I love in smoothies. I usually make a banana, dragon fruit and spinach smoothie or a strawberry and dragon fruit one because I want to balance the sour taste. If I want more texture I just add a few spoons of Greek yoghurt to make it creamier.

  9. This fruit is actually 80% water? I’m a big fan on cucumbers and watermelons because I can munch on them without ballooning but dragon fruit seems like a good option too. And by the looks of it, it has so many health benefits that I would be getting much more than something to snack on.

  10. Lately I seem to stumble upon this fruit everywhere: FB, Pinterest, you name it. I never ate dragon fruit but everyone praises its benefits. I think I will give it a go and hope to see some improvements in the condition of my skin. I drink enough water each day, but my skin doesn’t have that healthy glow I want.

  11. Unfortunately this fruit isn’t available at my local markets but I ordered it online from an organic store that delivers throughout my country and just love it. I haven’t eaten it in quite a while and I actually miss the sweet and sour taste. It seems it’s time to order it again!

  12. I just recently ate a real fresh dragonfruit for the first time. It was absolutely delicious! I’ve had dragonfruit flavored juice and tea before, but it did not come close. And that was even without realizing how good they are for you. What an amazing fruit!

  13. I drink Dragon Fruit tea, every morning. It gives me energy and it tastes amazing. You guys should definitely try it.

    • I’ve never seen dragonfruit tea before. does it have all the vitamins that the fruit does? i was told that some vitamins are damaged by heat, so I’m just wondering what’s left over in the tea.

  14. Where do they sell this fruit? I went to my local Safeway and they had no idea what I was talking about. I do live in small town, so maybe I should try the city.

    • I live in a small town too, but my local market (Market basket if you’re in the North) sells fresh dragonfruits. They are bright pink and spiky, perhaps not what you’d expect if you’ve only eaten the canned fruit, which is white with tiny black seeds.

  15. Oh my GOSH, I need to try this fruit. Like, I have been on this diet for my prom and I totally feel hungry all the time! But this might totally keep me full. Adorbs:)

  16. How wonderful is this amazing fruit! It helps prevent high blood pressure and heart diseases. I have been taking care of my MIL and her doctor always tells me to take care of those 2 things, as they led to Alzheimer’s.

  17. You had me at delays aging! I am 45 years old and I am thinking of getting botox, but I might hold off and just load up on some Dragon Fruit.