Although they can be difficult to acquire, these fruits, combined with those commonly found in stores and supermarkets, can have a positive impact on our health.
Apples, bananas, oranges, tangerines and pears. They are the most common fruits that are usually found in stores and contribute significantly to health, thanks to their vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that allow the body to function well and reduce the risk of some diseases.
No fruit is better than another. They all benefit the body in different ways and, according to World Health Organization five servings should be consumed daily to get the most out of its intake.
However, the Argentine doctor Alberto Cormillot, specialist in obesity and director of Cormillot Nutrition and Health Clinic revealed to Infobae What There are fruits that a large part of the population is unaware of, but their benefits for the body are significant.
These are the 3 exotic fruits that we all should eat According to the doctor.
Also known as litche or lychee, This fruit is native to the subtropical zone of southern China. However, it is now grown in more than 20 countries around the world.
Its flavor is mild and only the pulp is edible. Its cover is red, the pulp is white and it contains a large brown seed inside.
Their nutritional information highlights the fiber, vitamin C, potassium and flavonoids. These components, according to the doctor, are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, regulate blood pressure and increase defenses.
In Chile, some Chinese stores sell this fruit canned. However, caution should be exercised if the product contains added sugar.
2. Dragon fruit
Some also call it pitahaya. This fruit has a very exotic appearance: its shell with thorns on the outside is usually pink and the pulp inside is white. It is native to Central America and the Peruvian jungle, but its consumption has spread throughout the world.
According to Cormillot, dragon fruit has high nutritional value. Contains ascorbic acid, prebiotic fiber, vitamins C and B, beneficial fatty acids and flavonoids. This means that it is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, regulates blood pressure and the intestinal microbiota and increases defenses.
3. Black Brain
This fruit is native to the Argentinian coast, but it is also found in Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.
Visually, it resembles a cherry, but it has a sweet, slightly sour flavor, similar to grapes and plums.
The specialist doctor explained that Its notable nutrients are fiber, potassium and anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics and protect cardio and cerebrovascular health.
Although not all of them can be easily purchased in Chile, a trip to the countries where these fruits are grown can be the perfect opportunity to sample their exotic flavors, while also benefiting the body from their powerful nutrients.