Everything you need to maintain a healthy life can be found in nature. Fruits are rich sources of antioxidants and vitamins which are often lost during food preparation. So it’s safe to say that a balanced diet is not complete without fruits. Make sure you take fruits everyday especially the ones in season.
Agbalumo is a very popular fruit that comes in varieties. It’s known as star apple in English, udara in Igbo, agbalumo in Yoruba. Some also refer to it as Otien. It is packed with antioxidants and Vitamins. It’s also low in calories. A favorite to many. A delight for pregnant women.
Amazing Health Benefits Of Agbalumo
Natural remedy: The African star apple tree bark can be used against fever to ease your condition. Its leaves can help with diarrhea and stomach pains. The leaves and bark may help to heal light cuts or in fighting malaria. However, you are highly advised to talk to your doctor before using the plant bark, leaves and Agbalumo fruit and seeds to treat your health issues yourself. Agbalumo seeds are also capable of treating different skin infections.
Rich Source of Vitamin C: Agbalumo is rich in Vitamin C. According to health experts, you can get 50mg of vitamin C if you consume 200 gram of the ‘star apple’. Vitamin C is required by human bodies because it can protect your heart, eyes, skin, and immune system from different health problems.
Therapy for oral and mouth illnesses: Some users who experience mouth gum problem or have teeth pain can use a serving of Agbalumo as a natural therapy for these health issues. Besides you can eat the fruit when you have a sore throat as a temporary pain reliever.
Weight loss: Nigerians and other Africans who follow a diet plan and wish to lose extra weight find Agbalumo fruit really helpful because of its low calories and sweet-sour taste. It can be also used by patients with diabetes.
Rich in antioxidants: Containing different vitamins, the African star apple and its seeds can be used as a natural antioxidant product. You can add the fruit to your daily meals and help your body get rid of oxidizing agents that can be bad for your system. Natural antioxidants should be a part of your diet if you wish to stay healthy. They help protect the body cells from free radicals.
Agbalumo and pregnancy
The vitamins C, E, A and low calories of Agbalumo can be really helpful when you are expecting a child, don’t want to gain too much weight and need vitamins for your eyes, heart, and immune system. Also, the fruit has an acidic taste, which is good when you’re experiencing morning sickness. Several bites of the star apple can prevent vomiting and dizziness related to your pregnancy.