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9 health benefits of passion fruit

  1. Passion fruit is the name of a delicious fruit. A name that can be very intriguing to many people: Given the name, you might think that eating this fruit would arouse the passion, that it would be aphrodisiac. Have you ever tried that? It probably had no effect at all, because the name passion fruit has nothing to do with libido.

  2. Passion fruit is the name of a delicious fruit. A name that can be very intriguing to many people: Given the name, you might think that eating this fruit would arouse the passion, that it would be aphrodisiac. Have you ever tried that? It probably had no effect at all, because the name passion fruit has nothing to do with libido at all.

  1. But where does that name come from?

  1. The name passion fruit was coined by South American Catholic missionaries. They believed that the blossom was a reminder of the passion for Christ. To them, the corona symbolized a crown of thorns, the petals stood for the apostles, and the stamens were associated with the wounds of Christ. (3)

  2. The name passion fruit was coined by South American Catholic missionaries. They believed that the blossom was a reminder of the passion for Christ. To them, the corona symbolized a crown of thorns, the leaves stood for the apostles, and the stamens were associated with the wounds of Christ. (3)

  1. But besides this beautiful story about the naming, the passion fruit also has enormous benefits for your body. No, not your libido, but other health benefits.

  1. Let's get some facts straight first:

9 Remarkable Health Benefits of Passion Fruit

  1. Since time immemorial, passion fruit has been seen as the miracle fruit that has a very positive effect on your immune system. Passion fruits are real bombs when it comes to Vitamin C. Eating a fruit is already very close to your Recommended Daily Allowance (DAH). In addition, the passion fruit, when consumed daily, ensures that you will be free from minor ailments such as coughs, colds, flu, and other nasty ailments.

  1. The unusually high vitamin C content in this fruit is also a great help in the fight against cancer and heart disease.

  1. As mentioned before, passion fruit can have a positive influence on the prevention of cancer. Apart from the presence of a lot of vitamin C, which is a very powerful anti-oxidant, this delicious fruit also has the ability to clear carcinogen. Carcinogen is the basis of the development of cell damage that can cause cancer to develop.

  2. As mentioned before, passion fruit can have a positive influence on the prevention of cancer. Apart from the presence of a lot of Vitamin C, which is a very powerful anti-oxidant, this delicious fruit also has the ability to clear carcinogen. Carcinogen is at the basis of the development of cell damage that can cause cancer to develop.

  1. The antioxidants in the passion fruit are able to support the healthy development of cells, as well as help repair damaged cells. (4)

  1. Passion fruits also contain vitamin A, phenolic compounds and flavonoids. These are a great help in reducing the risk of cancer, especially lung cancer and oral cancer.

  2. Passion fruit also contains vitamin A, phenolic compounds and flavonoids. These are a great help in reducing the risk of cancer, especially lung cancer and oral cancer.

  1. The vitamin A in the passion fruit is a huge help for your eye health (5). It brightens your face and protects you from age-related conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, blindness, and much more.

  2. The vitamin A in the passion fruit is a huge help for your eye health (5). It brightens your face and protects you from age-related conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, blindness, and much more.

  1. As we age, our eyes deteriorate. That is a fact and we cannot do anything about it. But by taking enough vitamin A, we can delay this process for as long as possible and avoid various problems in the future.

  2. As we age, our eyes deteriorate. That is a fact and we cannot do anything about it. But by taking enough vitamin A, we can delay this process for as long as possible and prevent various problems in the future.

  1. Eating passion fruit regularly will help keep your eyes brighter and prevent various eye conditions.

  2. By eating passion fruit regularly, your eyes will stay clearer, and you can prevent various eye conditions.

  1. The health of your hair depends largely on the transport of oxygen and essential vitamins from the bloodstream to the hair. And the fact is that healthy hair is associated with a healthy body. Problems with your hair are often the result of a chronic nutrient deficiency and / or a long-term illness.

  2. The health of your hair depends largely on the transport of oxygen and essential vitamins from the bloodstream to the hair. And the fact is that healthy hair is associated with a healthy body. Problems with your hair are often the result of a chronic nutrient deficiency and / or long-term illness.

  1. As mentioned before, the passion fruit contains large amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and important minerals such as copper and potassium. All these substances support the health of your hair.

  1. Vitamin C in particular is important, because it helps in the production of Collagen, an important building material for your hair. Without enough collagen, your hair will split and break.

  2. Vitamin C in particular is important, because it helps in the production of collagen, an important building material for your hair. Without enough Collagen, your hair will split and break.

  1. As said before: Passion fruit is full of antioxidants. Vitamin C and Vitamin A in particular are abundant, and these are the very vitamins your skin needs.

  2. As said before: Passion fruits are full of antioxidants. Vitamin C and Vitamin A in particular are abundant, and these are precisely the vitamins your skin needs.

  1. Vitamin A ensures that the cell membranes are (and remain) healthy and function optimally. (5) In addition, the vitamin C ensures the production of collagen, which is extremely important to protect the skin cells against the effects of aging. Vitamin C also ensures that the collagen level in the body remains in balance, which automatically makes the skin look younger. (6) Collagen is responsible for the structure and firmness of the skin. Eating passion fruit will not only improve your physical appearance through younger skin, but it will also repair your skin from within and keep it healthy. Eating passion fruit also helps protect against pollution and harmful UV rays.

  1. Passion fruits are also very popular because of their high fiber content. Fiber plays a very important role in our overall health. Take your digestion, for example. It is important to eat fiber-rich foods, as this ensures good digestion and regular, smooth bowel movements. (7)

  1. Fiber acts as a laxative that ensures that food intake is moved accordingly in the digestive process. With the presence of fiber, the digestive tract is quickly and completely cleared for ultimately a quick bowel movement. When the digestive process works optimally, digestive problems are avoided in the future. Just think about the possibility of constipation. A healthy digestive system also prevents heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, and colon cancer. A

  1. Most people think that eating certain fruits will cause your blood sugar to rise quickly. That's the fruit with a high Glycemic Index. Fortunately, there is indeed fruit with a low Glycemic Index. The passion fruit is one of them. This makes it a great supplement for people with diabetes.

  1. Lifestyle diseases, such as obesity and the metabolic syndrome, can lead to many complications, including hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. They also accelerate the aging processes. Only an appropriate diet can help regulate all of this to manage further problems in the future.

  1. In order to adjust the diet, it will be necessary to consider, among other things, limiting the intake of calories. This will prevent hyperglycaemia, which will improve insulin resistance. This often requires a lengthy trial and error of food choices and portion size. A nice goal, but very difficult for many people to follow. It is for this reason that alternative foods, such as passion fruit, are being further explored to make their contribution to reducing obesity and insulin resistance.

  1. During studies, a particular compound in the passion fruit has received a lot of attention: Piceatannol, an analog of Resveratrol. The latter is a polophenol that has been clearly shown to lower blood sugar and increase stamina.

  1. The aforementioned Piceatannol, which is found in passion fruit, was identified in a study as a substance that can improve your metabolism. According to the researchers, 39 men and women, half of them overweight, were given 20 mg every day for 8 weeks. Piceatannol administered.

  1. By predetermining the subjects' blood pressure, heart rate, inflammation levels, lipids, oxidative stress, and mental condition, the researchers found that overweight men in particular could benefit from the administered Piceatannol . The final conclusion was that Piceatannol as a supplement can improve metabolic health, including insulin sensitivity. (1)

  1. Of course you cannot live on just passion fruit, but a good balance in a correct diet, of which passion fruit can be a part, is a very important step towards a healthy body.

  1. A passion fruit is also a very good source of potassium. It contains a significant amount of potassium, which can provide up to 25% of your daily requirement when consumed with 1 serving. Potassium is a very essential mineral that is indispensable for many processes in the body. (8) Due to the high potassium content in the passion fruit, this can bring high blood pressure back into balance. Potassium acts as a so-called vasodilation that keeps the veins and blood vessels relaxed. With sufficient potassium, the blood can therefore flow freely through the veins. If there is tension on the blood vessels, it is very likely that the blood pressure will rise. Needless to say, balancing blood pressure is important as it can eventually lead to heart problems.

  1. Passion fruit also contains magnesium, copper, iron, and phosphorus. These are all important for the health and quality of our bones. These minerals increase the density of the bones, making them naturally stronger and less prone to fractures, for example. Eating passion fruit regularly will therefore help to combat the fragility of your bones, because the vitamins and minerals contained in the passion fruit maintain healthy bone cells and speed up the recovery of the bones. (2)

  1. The passion fruit also contains alkaloids, which have a calming effect. And this calming effect will make it easier for you to fall asleep. (10) But that's not all. Its calming effect can also help treat anxiety and depression. (9) If you keep having trouble falling asleep, drinking a glass of passion fruit juice at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day will be of great help.

How can you eat passion fruit?

  1. Passion fruit can be prepared and eaten in different ways. But the most common method is as follows:

  1. Cut the fruit in two halves. Scoop out the pulp with a spoon. You can eat this pulp to take advantage of the many beneficial nutrients

  1. Note: If you only drink the juice, you do not benefit from the fiber, so it is by definition less healthy. Ok, still healthy, but because of the omission of the fibers a bit less healthy.

  1. Many people prefer to use the pulp in, for example, a salad. The combination of sweet and sour gives the salad an extra dimension.

  1. You can also use the pulp to prepare ice cream, desserts, and even prepare delicious homemade pizza.

  1. You can also use the juice when preparing a homemade syrup.

  1. Enough ideas to use this delicious pulp in all kinds of homemade products. Let your imagination run wild and dare to experiment!

How does the passion fruit grow?

  1. The passion fruit plant is grown as a vine. More than 500 varieties of this plant have been discovered and their appearance varies in color, shape, taste and nutritional value. The passion fruit that you know from the greengrocer is therefore only one of them. (11)

  1. The most common types of passion fruit are yellow or dark purple in color. The fruit contains light orange colored, juicy and fleshy lobes. Within each lobe you can find a black or brown colored seed. The yellow colored passion fruit is larger in size than the purple colored fruit. Purple colored fruit, on the other hand, has a lot more flavor and also contains a lot more fiber.

Nutritional value of passion fruit

  1. Passion fruit is a real superfood. It is one of the most nutritious fruits you can get today. It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Let's see what's in that one fruit.

  1. The nutritional value of a passion fruit (per 100 grams) is as follows:

But beware:

  1. Although the passion fruit is a very healthy fruit that can rarely endanger anyone, there are a few things to keep in mind:

Finally ...

  1. Personally, I am a big fan of passion fruit. Not only for all the health benefits, but of course also for the delicious taste and versatility. You can use the pulp or juice very versatile in your diet.

  1. How do you prefer to eat passion fruit? Share it with us below ...



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