Amazing Benefits of Dragon Fruit for Skin, Hair and Health
If you are the type of person who loves fruits, then you must be in to trying every type of fruit you get. I know you must have tries the common ones like mango, orange and bananas etc. But let me take you to the new world of fruits, and the first one that comes in the list is the Dragon Fruit or the Pitaya.
The fruit originated from South America, and has spread to the countries of China, Vietnam and Southern Asia. The fruit gets its name from the traditional Chinese Dragon skin – fiery red or yellow with green scales. The fruit has numerous health benefits and is mainly of two types – the white fleshed and the red fleshed, and has the taste in between a pear and a kiwi with a crunchy texture. It is a storehouse of various nutrients like iron, magnesium and is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, polyunsaturated fatty acids, carotene, and proteins.
It has various benefits for the human health, skin and hair too! Here are some benefits which the Dragon Fruit has to offer to you –
Benefits for Skin
Fights the aging of skin
The biggest problem which makes us hide our beautiful face is aging, which brings other factors like wrinkles, pimples, fine lines and dullness with it. This makes us seek the help of various chemically harmful cosmetics. But let us now try some natural methods to heal aging of skin.
Our blood has some free radicals which remain loitering around our skin cells, and these cause damage to the skin cells, thus causing aging. This is the reason behind many of us looking aged than we really are. The dragon fruit contains various anti oxidants which fight against these free radicals and thus slow down the process of aging. All you need to do is to scoop out the pulp of the fruit and make a paste of it. Then add yogurt to the paste and apply on your face and neck. Wash after about 20 minutes and you will get the result after repeating this for one month.
Treats acne problems
Acne is caused mainly due to oily skin. It mainly occurs during early puberty and sometimes does not leave until you are thirty. So, do not waste your time in crying over it or buying expensive creams, just go for the natural ways. Dragon fruit has abundant vitamin C which works against oily skin as well as acne, thus reducing it drastically.
What you need to do is to scoop out the pulp of the fruit and make a smooth paste of it. Then using a cotton ball, dab the paste on the affected area and do this for the affected areas, every time with a new cotton ball. Then wash it after 20 minutes and do not wipe off your face. Do this twice every week for one month for the desired result.
Treats damage caused by hair colors
We are sure to follow the things which are on trend, right? May it be the clothes, or footwear, or any gadgets. And included in them is the hair color. We often give our hair the color which is on trend or which suits us. It looks nice, right?
But have you ever imagined the harm caused to the hair due to these colors? These colors damage our hair and bring dryness and many other hair troubles. And do not forget the side effects caused to the hair roots due to the chemicals present in the colors. So, if you have such problems, then the dragon fruit can heal them.
Scoop out the pulp of the fruit and blend it to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste in your hair and scalp properly and then wash after 15 minutes. Beware to use a mild shampoo. Repeat this once a week for a month and you will see the benefits.
Makes hair healthy and strong
Dragon fruit is specialized in hair problem solutions. You know it right? You just have to pulp out the fruit and drink the juice made from it. Let me add a spoiler. It will taste a bit tangy and different, but you will get used to it.
And for those who are not appreciator of fruit juices, here is what you need to do. You have to take out the pulp of the fruit and apply it directly to your hair and scalp. Remember to wear a shower cap after applying the pulp. Leave it stable for about half-an-hour and gently wash it with plain lukewarm water first and then with a mild shampoo. You can do this once a week and you will get strong hair to rely on! The dragon fruit, especially the red variant has a lot of enzymes and antioxidants that work to make your hair silky, smooth and strong.
Dragon fruit is one of those fruits which have multiple health benefits. It is extremely low in cholesterol and trans fats. So eating a dragon fruit can keep you energized and refreshed all day long. The tiny black seeds of the fruit contain omega 3 fatty acid which work great in energizing the body, and those who are in the program of weight loss can very well include it in their diet for extra energy with less fats.
Helping hand of the heart
As described earlier, dragon fruit is rich in various antioxidants and enzymes which can prove helpful in keeping the heart healthy and young. As an extra, they fight against the pathogens clogging up the arteries and the blood.
Immunity booster, energy provider and more
Dragon fruit can be considered a great immunity booster. While drinking Glucon-D will give you energy, dragon fruit will give you energy as well as satisfy your appetite. The abundant vitamin C in it will boost your immunity thus preventing you from falling sick. In addition it also helps in the production of collagen which make our teeth strong and white and also helps in the increased absorption of iron in our body.