Dimocarpus longan, commonly known as longan, belongs to the family of soapberry and lychee. The plant is a tropical tree which produces edible fruit.
PREVENTS ACID REFLUX
Longan has a moderate amount of fiber which can help treat heartburn.
Fiber acts as medium for stomach acid to act upon, lowering stomach acidity levels and preventing heartburn.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Being affluent in potassium, longan can help lower blood pressure.
Recent studies have suggested that a diet rich in potassium may be equally as beneficial in lowering bloodpressure as a low sodium one.
SLOW DOWN AGING PROCESS
Longan is blessed when it comes to Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin and boosts the production of collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein protein in the body and provides structural support to the tissues.
Adequate production of collagen is important in halting the development of signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles etc.
BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
Longa can contribute to a better immune system with the help of vitamin C. Just a 100g of this fruit is loaded with 140% of vitamin C.
Vitamin C promotes the production of white blood cells and increases body’s immunity for fighting infections and viruses.
PREVENTS RISKS OF GETTING COLON CANCER
Fiber acts as a barrier between toxins in the stool and colon mucosa reducing their contact time and decreasing risks of developing COLON cancer.
Diets high in fiber can lower blood cholesterol levels by preventing its reabsorption in the intestines.