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Prevent aging with lychee

Lychee is a tropical plant of the family Sapindaceae or soap berry. The fruit is known by different names like lichi, lychee, lichee, laichi, leechee, and lychee. Water content in lychee is high enough, which is about 77-83 percent, the energy levels of 66 kcal per 100 grams, and carbohydrate content reached 16.53 grams per 100 grams to reach. Most of the energy from carbohydrates (sugars), amounting to 59.9 kcal, the rest of protein and fat in a row by 2.8 kcal and 3.7 kcal.

Lychee containing sucrose and glucose abundance. Therefore eating lychee night to increase energy reserves for the next day. Sugars in the lychees in general to reach 10-13 percent. Lychee is also a source of dietary fiber (dietary fiber), which is about 1.3 grams per 100 grams of flesh.

"Actually a lot. There are carbohydrates, protein, fiber. Vitamins Vitamin C at most," said Dr. Tan Lina MS SpGK Installation of Power Budhi Asih Hospital, East Jakarta.

Fat content was very low, around 5.6 percent, so it's good to be consumed by all age groups, including those on a diet to maintain or lose weight. Therefore there is no limit how many lychees to be consumed per day.

Vitamins are the most prominent is the vitamin C content of 71.5 mg per 100 g of flesh. By eating 100 grams of lychee fruit, you are able to more than 100 percent of vitamin C per day to meet.

"Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that works with the immune system increased so that flu and cough occur. To prevent premature aging, prevents skin wrinkles and dry skin. And most importantly, it contains polyphenols prevent cancer. Antioxidants are also good for the heart. So, he takes care of the heart wall, against the sediment, and degenaratif, "he explained.

Vitamin C is very useful for attacks against free radicals, causes premature aging, cancer and other diseases. A recent study in Sichuan University in China, it is known that the antioxidant content in lychee the formation of breast cancer cells to avoid. That's because vitamin C is very high at about 71.5 mg per 100 g of flesh.

A French study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that the lychees contain the highest polyphenol is good for the heart, almost 15 percent more than wine.

David Grotto RD, author of 101 food could save your life! showed that these compounds are also able to prevent cancer because the polyphenols work as a ready defense against an attack destroyer cells.

"And to prevent a stroke. In a study in the United States, high concentrations of vitamin C associated with a reduced incidence of stroke by 42 percent. Maybe it's antioxidants. He will be the elasticity of blood vessels to maintain , so it is not easily broken, "he continued.

Lychee also contains the highest mineral, ie calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Calcium, phosphorus and magnesium are important minerals for bone formation and normal triad housing. This material is needed by children and adults pertummbuhan to inhibit the rate of osteoporosis. Copper is a mineral antioxidant mechanism to keep the body in eliminating free radicals.

How many servings of lychees to be consumed in one day?

"A cup for a 2000 calorie diet. A day with a high sugar content. Approximately 200 grams contains 125 calories ¾ plate of rice. Must consume one cup per day and distributed. Never once eaten. Divided by 4 to 1 cup. Approximately 50 grams per serving, "he said.

Given the high sugar content, reaching 16.53 per 100 grams or 1.5 tablespoons of sugar per 100 grams, this fruit is not recommended for use with diabetes. The patients with heart disease and kidney was not advisable to consume this fruit because the content of potassium was less than 3.5 mgr. While the lychees was 171 mgr. Not recommended for heart disease and kidney. In fact Ntar pounding, "he said.


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