We add fruits such as apples, pears, oranges to our diet to get the best nutrients incorporated into our daily lives. Have you ever considered trying a Persimmon? Also called Japani Phul in Urdu. While this fruit is exotic and only available in lower temperatures in Pakistan, it’s health benefits are enormous. One hundred sixty-eight grams of Persimmon contains a total of 118 kcal.
Following are other details in case you are tracking your macros:
- Carbs: 31 grams (Definitely high in carbs)
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fat: 0.3 grams
- Fibre: 6 grams
- Vitamin A: 55% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 22% of the RDI
- Vitamin E: 6% of the RDI
- Vitamin K: 5% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): 8% of the RDI
- Potassium: 8% of the RDI
- Copper: 9% of the RDI
- Manganese: 30% of the RDI
The popularity of Persimmons is on the rise for its benefits to health and its intrigue, delicious taste. In this article, we will discuss five such nutrition and health benefits of Persimmon.
1- Powerful Antioxidants:
Persimmons hold significant proportions of plant compounds that have qualities of antioxidants. This slows down the cell damage or prevents it by neutralizing oxidative stress. (A method triggered by sensitive particles called free radicals)
2 – Helps Reduce Inflammation
Persimmons are high in anti-inflammatory compounds. Health conditions such as heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, and cancer are associated with chronic inflammation. Adding Persimmon to your diet can help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of the disease.
3 – Promotes Healthy Vision
Vitamin A, along with antioxidants, is critical for eye health. One persimmon a day can provide 55% of the daily intake of Vitamin A your body needs. Vitamin A is essential for rhodopsin, which is a critical protein in normal vision.
4 – Boosts Heart Health:
Heart diseases can be prevented easily by reducing risk factors, such as our diet. Did you know that the leading cause of death in the world right now is heart diseases? Persimmon inhibits a powerful combination of nutrients that boost heart health.
A persimmon a day keeps the doctor away!
5 – Rich in Fibre
Fibre is essential for our body. Foods that are high in fibre, such as vegetables and fruits, must be added to our diet for better health. Too much “bad” LDL cholesterol increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, and heart attack. Persimmons are a high-fibre fruit that has proved to lower LDL cholesterol levels.
After knowing about all these incredible benefits, will you try adding Persimmon to your diet?
FYI: Great for your skin too!
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