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Lychee Health Benefits And Nutrition Values


The lychee also called as leechi, litchi, laichi, lichu & lizhi.This fruit belongs to the member of genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree native to southern China and Southeast Asia, and now cultivated in many parts of the world.Lychee being a fruit with "hot" properties lychees are low in saturated fat and sodium and are cholesterol free., but rich in dietary fiber which can be very important for individuals who are concerned about their excess body weight.

Lychee


Minerals:
Nutrient
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Calcium
9.5mg
1%
Iron
0.6mg
3%
Magnesium
19.0mg
5%
Phosphorus
58.9mg
6%
Potassium
325mg
9%
Sodium
1.9mg
0%
Zinc
0.1mg
1%
Copper
0.3mg
14%
Manganese
0.1mg
5%
Selenium
1.1mcg
2%
Fluoride
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Calorie Information:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
TotalCalories
125(523 kJ)
6%
Carbs
113(473 kJ)
 
Fat
7.0(29.3 kJ)
 
Protein
5.3(22.2 kJ)
 
Alcohol
0.0(0.0 kJ)
 
Protein & Amino Acids:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Protein
1.6g
3%
Fat & Fatty Acid
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Fat
0.8g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Monounsaturated fat
0.2g
Polysaturated Fat
0.3g
trans fatty acids
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transmonoenoicfattyacids
~
trans-polyenoicfattyacids
~
Omega-3 fatty acids
124mg
Omega-6 fatty acids
127mg
Vitamins:
Nutrient
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Vitamin A
0.0IU
0%
Vitamin B6
60.0mg
10%
Vitamin B12
120.0 mcg
0%
Vitamin C
136mg
0%
`Vitamin D
~
~
Vitamin D3
0.0mg
Vitamin E
0.1mg
1%
Vitamin K
0.8mcg
1%
Thiamin
0.0mg
1%
Riboflavin
1.1mg
6%
Niacin
1.1mg
6%
Pantothenic
~
Choline
13.5mg
Betaine
~
Folate
26.6mcg
7%
Carbohydrates:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
carbohydrates
31.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Starch
0.0g
Sugars
28.9g
Sterols:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Cholesterol
0.0g
0%
Phytosterols
~
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Others:
Nutrients
Amounts/Selected Serving
DV%
Alcohol
0.0g
Water
155g
Ash
0.8g
Caffeine
0.0mg
Theobromine
0.0mg

PERSON WHOM MAY CONSUME LYCHEE
  • CANCER
  • Lychee fruit extract showed anticancer activities. This fruit has flavonoids in the pulp which helps to prevent fatal and lethal disease like cancer. Flavones, quercitin and kaempferol as a powerful compound in reducing the proliferation of cancer cells.

  • HEART DISEASES
  • Lychee fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C aids the body in fighting against cancer and heart diseases. A compound extracted from lychee called Oligonol(R) have benefits for skin through improving the blood flow to the sub dermal skin layer and protecting it from damages caused by UV light and free radicals. Oligonol(R) has also shown improved cardiovascular function, reduction of visceral fat as well as reduction of exercise fatigue.

    The lychee fruit protects the body from potential heart attacks. It helps to clear out blood clots and also keeps the cells healthy. 50% less chance of heart attack is seen in body that ate lychee fruit several times a week than people who don't eat lychee fruit.

  • GASTRO-INTESTINAL TROUBLES <
  • The seed present in this fruit is astringent and is used for intestinal troubles and to get rid the body of intestinal worms. Various parts of the lychee tree are also prescribed for mild Diarrhea, gastralgia and stomach ulcers. Lychee flesh is considered a good antacid. It is used to treat High acidity, nausea and dyspepsia.



  • FIGHT INFECTION
  • Herbal tea made by boiling the peel or bark of this fruit can boost the immune system of the human body to fight against infections such as common cold and throat ailments. Traditional healers prescribe lychee for Quinsy [a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually due to tonsillitis].They also include the peel, tree bark, roots or flowers in their herbal formulation to treats skin eruptions due to smallpox.

  • PREVENT BLINDNESS
  • The potent compound in lychee chinensis Sonn shows promise in preventing eye and nerve damage in people with diabetes. This compound has the potential to be developed into a class of drug called Aldose reductase inhibitors. The potent antioxidant capability of polyphenol has proven beneficial for a number of health conditions.

  • COLD & DIET
  • Colds and flu can cause severe dry coughs which can be very discouraging. You don't like having these coughs throughout the day and night. Lychee's can help to treat these annoying coughs because Lychee contains little or no fat at all, you can include Lychee into your daily diet. This would mean that you can choose to consume as many Lychee's as you can without having to worry about putting on weight.

  • SKIN PROTECTION
  • Person who is suffering from acne and spots, then it is required that you have to consume Lychee as much as possible. Lychee's helps to nourish your skin of oils which can help reduce the growth of acne. This fruit refines your skin when enjoyed at no limit. Refining of the skin leads to less spots on your face.

  • PAIN
  • Lychee fruit has the ability to shrink the swollen glands and relieves pain associated with it. A tea made from powdered lychee seeds is used to relieve pain, including neuralgic [nerve] pain. The Chinese uses it to treat inflammations of the genitals.


PERSON WHOM MAY NOT CONSUME LYCHEE
  • OVER-CONSUMPTION
  • Over-consumption may cause hypoglycemia leading to fever, seizure and unconsciousness. Lychee's can only be dangerous in excess if the subject is allergic to lychees, which may cause "fall in blood pressure, gastrointestinal upset, respiratory distress, skin edema, dizziness and unconsciousness. Diabetics are at an increased risk when over-eating lychees due to their high sugar levels, and should avoid eating more than six or seven lychees at a time.






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