Today’s health tip: Benefits of Lychee


Lychee contains quercetin, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, cancer-fighting heart-healthy kaempferol and more.

Antioxidants are nature’s way of providing your cells with adequate defense against attack by reactive oxygen species, or free radicals.

The flavonoids, fiber and antioxidants in lychees may support heart health. In addition, oligonol derived from lychee fruit has been shown to increase nitric oxide levels in animal studies.

Increasing nitric oxide in your blood may open con­stricted blood vessels and lower your blood pressure.

The nutrients in lychee, including magnesium, copper, iron, vitamin C, manganese and folate, are required for blood circulation and formation.

Lychees have one of the highest concentrations of polyphenols among fruits. Among them is rutin, a bioflavonoid known to strengthen blood vessels.

One of the most prominent nutrients in lychee fruit is vitamin C. 

Vitamin C is considered an anti-aging vitamin and actually reversed age-related abnormalities in mice with a premature aging disorder, restoring healthy aging.

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