Just like an other popular tropical fruits such as mangoes & bananas, chickoos are an extremely sweet, fleshy & energizing fruits. Although an external brown appearance of chickoos can not be an appealing at first, the taste of chickoos are internal soft, ripe, granular flesh would keep deficient more of these fruits. In addition, they are loaded with a plenty of nutrients, making healthy to consume. Here are top health benefits of chickoos that should be known.
Enhances the immunity:
There are many nutrients in chickoo that can improve the immunity – namely iron, vitamin A and C, niacin, potassium, copper, folate, etc. A strong immune system would keep the diseases and infections at bay which is why to have a chickoo everyday.
Like most of the fruits and vegetables, chickoo is also a good for the digestion as it contains a dietary fibre. A 100g of plateful of chickoo contains 5g of fibre, and if to have it everyday it is unlikely if suffering from the constipation or any other digestive problem.
Prevents signs of ageing:
Even though the vitamin C content in chickoos is not as high as it is in guavas and oranges, it still is rich source of the very important nutrient. Signs of ageing such as wrinkles can take longer to appear if you include such fruits daily in the diet.
Good for the bones:
Indians have a weaker bones than the Caucasians or Africans which makes it more important for Indians to eat fruits & vegetables that makes their bones stronger. Chickoo also contains calcium, phosphorus & iron which help to strengthen the bones.
Prevents from cancer:
Chickoo has high amount of anti – oxidants along with vitamin C that prevents damage to the cells from a carcinogens. It also improves the immunity which too helps from preventing cancer.
Enhances the energy: On tiring day, you might find the craving to drink a cola or have the energy drink to refresh yourself. Though, those drinks are unhealthy as they contain lot of sugar. You could instead try having some of the chickoos. They contain fructose & sucrose which makes them a natural & healthy source of instant energy.