April 14, 2011

Dragon Fruit for Skin Care and Other Benefits

- Dragon Fruit for Skin Care and Other Benefits -
   Savor 'Dragon Fruit' treat cancer, tumors, eye pain, gout, and heart, cure arthritis, balance blood sugar levels, controlling cholesterol, strengthens the kidneys and bones, sharpen vision.

Smooth skin

   According to Prof Dr Muhammad Yusuf, a traditional Chinese medicine, in Chinese culture the dragon fruit is believed that smooths the facial skin look more beautiful. However, it is not used to treat deadly diseases such as cancer or heart disease. 'Dragon fruit well to cope with the heat because it is cool,' he said.Proven scientific

   Various scientific research results show beneficial to the health of dragon fruit. Marhazlina M, researcher Department of Nutrition and dietetics Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, examining the effect of eating a dragon against the blood sugar and cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who are not insulin dependent. Tests conducted on 28 patients aged 40-55 years.

   Volunteers were divided into 4 groups, each consisting of 7 patients. Patients in group I were given intake of 400 g red flesh dragon fruit every day, group II 600 g, group III with no treatment, and group IV were given blood glucose-lowering drugs on the market.

    Blood of patients examined in the first week pascaperlakuan, 4 weeks, and 2 weeks before the treatment ends. The total treatment period of 7 weeks. Blood of patients examined with automated chemistry analyzer machine.

   The results showed high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL)-cholesterol, patients in group I increased 14.1% after 4 weeks of treatment. While the patient's blood sugar levels decreased 19.94%, low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL)-cholesterol is bad-5, 94%, and 23.52% triglyceride. In conclusion, fleshy red dragon fruit has the potential to help lower blood sugar levels and prevent the risk of heart disease in diabetic patients. Results were not much different from group II.

   Pitaya also proved rich in antioxidants. Results of research Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), dragon fruit red meat contains total phenolic 1076? mol gallic acid equivalents (Game) / g puree. The antioxidant activity reached 7.59? mol trolox equivalents (TE) / g puree. While the white fleshy Hylocereus undatus contains total phenolic 523? Game mol / g and 2.96 antioxidant activity? mole TE / g.

The leaves and fruit skin

   Avail 'dragon fruit' for health, was not only present in the fruit flesh. Rosario Vargas Sols The results of the Laboratorio de Investigation de Fitofarmacologa, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, Mexico, the chloroform extract 'dragon fruit leaf' white fleshy contain pentacyclic triterpene compound taraxast-20-ene-3a-ol and taraxast-12, 20 (30) -dien-3a-ol. Both compounds were shown to protect rabbit blood vessel flexibility.

   Researchers estimate the efficacy of both compounds were almost equal troxerutin, one of the micro vascular protective drug on the market. The drug was beneficial to reduce the risk of rupture of blood vessels. The in vitro results do Li-chen Wu, researcher Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chi-Nan University, showed the extract 'dragon fruit skin' red fleshy potentially inhibit the growth of B16F10 tumor cells at doses of 25 g. That proves the dragon fruit is not only delicious when eaten, but also useful as a drug. (Imam Wiguna)

   Experts agree and acknowledge dragon fruit is rich in potassium, ferum, protein, fiber, sodium and calcium is good for kesihatan versus other fruits are imported.

   Following the vice Johncola Pitaya Food, Sarekat planting dragon fruit red and the largest investigation in this country, AL Leong, honey cactus fruit is quite rich with various vitamins and mineral substances which may help to improve durability and reduce metabolism in the human body.

   "Studies show red dragon fruit is excellent for penghadaman system and blood circulation. He also gave back instigate action to reduce emotional stress and neutralize toxic in the blood. "The study also shows this fruit can prevent kanser intestine, in addition to preventing high cholesterol content in blood and at the same time reduce levels of fat in the body," he said.

   Overall, every red dragon fruit contain adequate protein metabolism that is able to reduce weight and maintain heart kesihatan; fiber (guard kanser intestine, diabetes and diet); carotene (kesihatan eyes, strengthens the brain and inhibit disease), calcium (bone strengthening) and fosferos (growth of body tissue).

   Dragon fruit also contain adequate iron to increase the blood; vitamin B1 (hot escort agency); vitamin B2 (add to taste), vitamin B3 (lower cholesterol) and vitamin C (increase slipperiness, smoothness of skin and prevent acne).

   Besides the dragon fruit has a high economic value, also have benefits for human health, including as a counterweight blood sugar levels, preventing cancer, protecting oral health, reducing cholesterol, preventing bleeding, vaginal discharge and drug complaint



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