Nature has its way to provide us with the right nutrition but as we live in fast pace life everything has come down to a pill and little do, we know that antioxidants, vitamins are all inexpensively available in a common fruit (Sitaphal) Custard apple.
Yes, you heard it right. Our very own sitaphal or Custard apple a subtropical seasonal fruit has many benefits than we can even imagine. It is a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Dietary fiber and magnesium and potassium. As it is vital to know more about the nutrients and its benefits. let’s take a step ahead to know it even better.
As per research submitted by Dr. Sudhakar Kokate in 2014 (PPRC journal) he mentioned that Custard apple has many healing factors that help humans to protect and to fight against many health issues naturally. This makes Custard apple a healing fruit.
Here are the 8 most important benefits of Custard apple:Natural Multivitamin and Mineral: It’s been found that custard apple has good amounts of Vitamin C, A, K, b6, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Zinc, calcium, folate making it a natural multivitamin supplement. Helps cure Anaemia: Not many of us know that it has Iron and Vitamin K both which helps to better hemoglobin naturally. It helps in treating iron deficiencies as well. Next time when you know someone is low on Iron or hemoglobin you can advise them to have Sitaphal in their diet. Pregnancy food: Since it has decent amounts of Selenium and Folate it helps in fetus brain and hair development. Its also an antidote for morning sickness during the 1st and 2nd Hence, a very suitable fruit for all the trimesters. Better immune system: Custard apple is known to better immunity in children and for adults. It is also anti-inflammatory helps in lowering inflammations. Anti-Cancerous: It has natural cancer-fighting enzymes like flavonoids and antioxidants. These flavonoids help to reduce cancer cells or the growth of it in our bodies. hence many of the para medicals have recommended Custard apple to cancer patients as a part of their balanced meals. Lowers the Risk of Arthritis: As per a few types of research it helps lowers the risk of Arthritis and relieve rheumatic pains. Good Brain health: Folate and the vitamins available in the fruit acts as a helping hand to your brain to function well. Also the neurological system. May Boost your mood: Vitamin B6 plays an important role to develop neurotransmitters which include dopamine which regulates your moods. Inadequate of this vitamin may cause mood disorders. Lower levels of Vitamin B6 is linked to depression in adults. Better Heart health: Custard apple has around 10% of the recommended Potassium and over 6 % of Magnesium in 100 gms as per the RDA. Both Potassium and magnesium helps to lower your blood pressure and helps promote our heart health.
If I talk about the leaf it has many medicinal benefits which include wound healing, antiseptic for insect bites and it helps to lower your sugar levels and to relieve from rheumatic pains and the leaf is used to produce many other naturopathic medications. So, the whole plant is useful and has amazing medicinal properties.
Also, since the fruit has a creamy sweet texture it can be added to many desserts like ice-creams, custards and pies making it a very versatile fruit but yes, you can enjoy it plain as well like many of us do.
Even though Sitaphal is a very healthy fruit and has many benefits its vital to know and understand that too much of it will not be healthy. Make sure you add it to your balanced meals. And also, to mention its important to have an active lifestyle which will help you a breakdown and absorb the nutrients from the food intake. So, make sure your active lifestyle and balanced meals with the right food is added to make your goal much more achievable. Also, make sure you relish the seasonal fruits as its naturally packed to help us fight with the seasonal changes and also to boost our immunity for the best.