Health benefits of passion fruit
Delicious,passion fruit is rich source of antioxidants,minerals,vitamins and fiber.
The fruit is a very good source of dietary fiber. Good fiber in the diets helps remove cholesterol from the body. In addition dietary insoluble fiber by acting as bulk laxative helps protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time to toxic substance in the colon as well as binding to cancer- causing chemicals in the colon.
Passion fruit is good in vitamin C, vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful water soluble anti-oxidant. Consumption of fruit rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against flu-like infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
The fruit contains a very good levels of vitamin-A and flavonoid antioxidants such B-carotene and cryptoxanthin-B. Current research studies suggest that these compounds have antioxidants properties, and along with vitamin A are essential for good eye-sight.
Vitamin A is also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A, and flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
Fresh passion fruit is very rich in potassium. Potassium is an important component of cells and body fluids, and helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.