What is Pitaya?
Pitaya, also know as Dragon Fruit, is a superfood! It’s hot pink with a white polka dot inside with just the right amount of sweet. Not only does it look pretty, but also it comes with great nutritional benefits. It fights disease, has anti-aging properties, improves digestive health, supports weight loss and keeps hair healthy.
Pitaya contains lycopene, which helps protect against cancer and heart disease. It also includes Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Phosphorus, Protein, Calcium, Fiber, Captin, and other antioxidants which also help fight against cancer and heart disease. All of these nutrients help lower blood pressure, strengthen your bones, and strengthen your immune system.
Since pitaya contains so many antioxidants it helps keep your skin tight and young. You can also take pitaya to smash and use it as an anti-aging mask for your face.
The skin of the pitaya and the seeds contain most of the fiber. Adding more fiber to your diet can improve your digestive help and keep you more regular. Fiber also helps keep you feeling full. Adding fruit to your diet that is low in calories and sugar, but high in fiber can not only help keep you healthy but support weight loss.
Earlier I mentioned you can smash pitaya and apply it to your face as a mask well you can also apply it to your hair and scalp to keep it healthy. What this will is keep your hair follicles open so your hair stays healthy and smooth.
Add Pitaya into your diet to get all these great health benefits!
Written by Stephanie Leonetti
Founder of Myplanutrition.com and Certified Sports Nutritionist