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Luscious purple and scintillatingly tangy – as exotic as that already sounds, the passion fruit is one fruit that is not only delicious to taste, but is also packed with amazing health benefits that will make you live a healthier life. Here are eight reasons why you consume this fruit – passionately..

8 Healthy Benefits of Passion Fruit

1. An intestinal cleanser

Passion fruit contains a high amount of soluble fiber that that helps to clear the alimentary canal in two ways. First; it softens stools preventing constipation and facilitating healthy bowel movements, and second; by detoxifying the digestive tract with its strong antioxidant properties providing relief from a number of digestive tract ailments.

2. A digestion booster

The high amount of soluble fiber along with water content present in passion fruit also helps to increase the bulk of stools and also facilitate digestion by providing enzymes the optimal fluid medium required to perform at their best. This also optimizes the body’s potential to absorb nutrients from food that is being digested.

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3. Redder richer blood

Oxygenated hemoglobin is what gives our blood its red richness. A deficiency of hemoglobin if not looked after may lead to some serious consequences such as getting dizzy, falling over and fracturing a bone. The good news however is that passion fruit alone can account for up to 20% of our daily recommended intake of iron used to make hemoglobin and supply the entire body with oxygen.

4. A blood pressure regulator

Two things that contribute to an increase in blood pressure are clogged blood vessels due to saturated fats and cholesterol, and increased levels of sodium within blood. Luckily, passion fruit has little to no cholesterol and sodium. In fact, the fruit packs a good supply of potassium that is essential for regulating proper muscular contractions of the heart muscles thus promoting better cardiac health.

5. Passionately preventing cancer

Cancer is a global killer, and all that we can do is reduce the chances of its occurrence as no treatment that guarantees a 100% cure for the chronic disease has been discovered yet. Antioxidants are chemicals present in fruits and vegetables that reduce the chances of cancerous developments taking place within the body. And like most citrusy, tangy and deeply-colored fruits, passion fruit is also a rich source of natural antioxidants like Vitamin A and C.

6. Easy breathing

The flavonoids present in the passion fruit’s peel responsible for its purple color, are also known for significantly reducing the symptoms commonly experienced by asthma patients. The chemicals possess strong anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties that also help to counter other allergic responses.

7. A cure to common infections

Along with Vitamin A and C, passion fruit is also a rich source of phytochemicals such as Xanthin and Beta Carotene that help to significantly enhance the functionality of our immune system. These chemicals increase the body’s effectiveness while combatting against common infections such as a cold or flu.

8. A natural sedative

Staying true to its name, passion fruit and its flower contain medical alkaloids that have mild sedative effects by relaxing the nervous system, and at times also acting as mood enhancers.  In fact, a number of physicians now suggest eating passion fruit to induce sleep to counter depression and anxiety as opposed to medicines that have potentially dangerous side-effects.

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