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What You Should Know About Sapodilla: Its Health Benefits & a Smoothie Recipe You Can Try

Sapodilla fruit is also known as nispero or chico sapote and it belongs ot the Sapotaceae family. It originates from Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Sapodilla has amazing taste which almost everyone likes. It resembles the taste of a pear soaked in brown sugar. It is tastiest when served fresh and chilled, and then cut into wedges or into halves.

Health Benefits:

1.A natural sedative

Sapodilla works as a sedative and thanks to this property, it is used for relieving stress and relaxation of the nerves.

Many experts recommend sapodilla as part of a diet for people who struggle with panic disorders and insomnia. Many people think it is one of the best natural anti-depressants used for treating disorders like Unipolar Disorder and MDD (major depressive disorder).

2.Good source of Minerals

When ripe and fresh, sapodilla is abundant in minerals, including copper, iron and potassium. It is also full of vitamins like folate, pantothenic acid, and niacin.

These substances are fundamental for optimal health as they are involved in different metabolic processes in the body and serve as co-factors for the enzymes.

3.Good source of dietary fiber

Sapodilla is abundant in dietary fiber and it contains about 5.6g/100g, meaning that it is an excellent laxative. The rich content of fiber in sapodilla make it great for alleviating constipation and for protecting the mucousa of colon from cancer-causing toxins.

4.Rich in antioxidants

Sapodilla is full of the antioxidant poly-phenolic compound known as tannin. Tannins are a complex group of polyphenols that occur naturally. According to studies, tannins have astringent properties, as well as anti-bacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-parasitic effects.

Tannins are also very beneficial and widely used in the traditional medicine like homeostatic, as it is able to stop bleeding, to stop diarrhea and cure hemorrhoids.

Tannins have strong anti-inflammatory properties and aid in limiting conditions such as reflux-esophagitis, enteritis, erosive gastritis, and irritating bowel disorders. Other fruits with high tannin content are pomegranate, persimmon, grapes, etc.

5.Provides natural energy

Sapodilla fruit is rich in simple sugars, like sucrose and fructose, which aid the rejuvenation process of the body and aid the process of providing energy for the body.

6.Vitamins

Sapodilla is known to have pretty high content of antioxidant vitamins like vitamins C and A. vitamin A is vital for maintaining the eyesight good, and the skin and the mucus membranes healthy.

If you consume fruits rich in vitamin A, you will protect your oral cavity and you will prevent lung cancer. If you consume food rich in vitamin C, you will help your body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful free radicals from the body.

Chikoo Milkshake Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • two cups of chopped chikoo
  • half a cup of roasted and finely chopped cashew nuts
  • one and a half cups of chocolate flavored soy milk
  • four tablespoons of sugar
  • one and a half cups of milk
  • half a cup of crushed ice

Directions:

  1. put all ingredients in a container and mix them well
  2. make a smooth paste using a blender r a mixer
  3. serve the milkshake cool

This beverage is rich in protein. It is made of healthy, natural and beneficial ingredients, so it is great for providing energy to your body, especially due to the nuts, soymilk, and chikoo.

The chikoo is very beneficial as it feeds the brain cells and it provides them with carbohydrates, or glucose. Soymilk and cashew nuts provide the brain cells with the protein they need for maintaining their function and their health.

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