Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit is as healthy as it is beautiful. And of course if it’s bright, bold color isn’t enough to draw you in, we’re sure some of these health benefits are enough to catch your eye:
- Boost immune system
Dragon fruit is naturally high in Vitamin C, a vitamin knowing for helping keep your immune system running strong. So skip the store bought supplements and get a serving or two of pitaya instead.
- Fight aging (and more!)
Many of the signs and symptoms of aging and health issues- everything from skin health to cardiovascular health to inflammation- are related to oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Luckily, like many other fruits and veggies, Pitaya is full of antioxidants to help neutralize these free radicals.
- Low calorie
At only 52 calories per 100 gram serving, dragon fruit is definitely a low calorie food-- plus it has less than half a gram of fat and 4 grams of fiber per serving,