Loquat has medicinal benefits due to its richness in antioxidants, vital nutrients and flavonoids.
Here are 5 benefits of adding loquats to your diet;
1. Promote Heart Health
Loquats contain potassium and magnesium, essential minerals that help to regulate blood pressure. Additionally, they contain phenolic compounds that protect the heart from oxidative damage caused by harmful free radicals.
2. Reduce The Risk Of Cancer
Loquats contain chlorogenic acid, a bioactive compound that is able to stop growth of cancer cells. They also contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that has anti-tumor effects.
3. Reduce The Adverse Effects of Diabetes
Loquat seeds have a low glycemic index, thus are healthy for people with diabetes.
4. Reduce Blood Cholesterol Levels
Loquat contains pectin, a type of fiber that lower the total amount of cholesterols in the body.
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