Thousands of years ago fire breathing dragons created the dragon fruit. During battle, when the dragons breathed fire the last thing to come out would be the fruit. If the dragon was slain the fruit would be collected and presented to the Emperor as an indication of victory and as such was a prized treasure.
Whilst the slain dragon would have been eaten by the victorious soldiers … it being believed that if you ate the flesh of the dragon you became empowered with the dragon’s strength and ferocity.
In fact, it is said that the meat from the base of the dragon’s tail from where it was believed the dragons fire originated, was the sweetest and best tasting. It is said that the thirst for these meat is what brought about the destruction of all dragons … or so legend goes… (source of legend: http://www.twowests.co.uk/weblog/archives/2006/07/dragon_fruit.html)

Anyway, this legendary fruit truly deserves whatever the above legend has said about it. Because, this “miracle” fruit could detoxify you from head to toe!

1. It helps lower blood glucose level levels in type 2 diabetes

2. It is low in cholesterol and calories

3. It is a good source of anti-oxidants that prevents carcinogenic free radicals, which cause cancer and other undesirable health detriments from entering the body.

4. It greatly helps in neutralizing toxic elements in body such as heavy metals.

5. It prevents memory loss, colon cancer and diabetes

6. The lycopene in this fruit help combat high blood pressure

7. It is known to be a natural laxative, helping the digestive process

8. It reduced insulin usage for type 1 diabetes

9. If consumed regularly, it can help against asthma and cough

10. It is rich in nutrients i.e. protein, calcium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C

11. It is rich in Vitamin B3 which helps moisturize and smoothen skin

12. It heals cut and bruises faster

13. It improves the general immune system

14. The Vitamin B2 in this fruit helps to recover and improve the loss of appetite

15. It enhances body metabolism

16. The Vitamin B1 in this fruit aids in the production of energy and metabolizing carbohydrates

17. It is rich in calcium and phosphorous which helps in the formation of strong and healthy bones and teeth.

18. It aids in tissue formation and cell regeneration

19. The carotene in this fruit helps maintain and equally improve the health of the eyes

20. It is a good relaxant and reduces the stress hormone

21. It aids in the reduction of fat and weight in the body

22. This fruit protect the environment by absorbing CO2 at night and releasing oxygen to purify the air

…etc

Well, now you know that the Dragon Fruit deserves the above legend! ;)

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