Fascinating Health Benefits of Sitaphal (Custard Apple) 

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 Have you ever heard about custard apples? Many of you must have heard, for some, it must be their favorite fruit, while a few of you must be hearing it for the first time. The custard Apple is a conical-shaped fruit. It is also known as a sugar apple or Cherimoya and sitaphal in Hindi. This fruit is leathery outside and creamy inside and tastes sweet. This unique fruit has many health benefits as it is loaded with vitamins, potassium, magnesium,  proteins, dietary fibers, and carbohydrates. 

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Below, are the fascinating health benefits of custard apples:

10Acts against your wrinkles

Custard apples increase the production of collagen protein in our bodies. As we grow up the production of collagen decreases and leads to sagging and wrinkling of the skin

Collagen protein is responsible for the elasticity, plumpness, and smoothness of our skin. Eating custard apples slows down the breakdown of collagen, thickens, and stimulates its production and therefore the fine lines and wrinkles.

This fruit has a lot of dietary fiber and helps in treating conditions like diarrhea and constipation. Custard apples because of dietary fibers ease the flow through the intestine.

8Good for your heart

Custard apples are a good source of magnesium and potassium and help in reducing blood pressure levels by dilating the narrowed blood vessels. Moreover, magnesium relaxes the smooth heart muscles and prevents stroke and heart attack. So this fruit maintains blood pressure and prevents our body from heart diseases.

7Boosts your mood

This amazing fruit is rich in Vitamin B6 as well and boosts our mood and reduces sadness and depressing mood. So you can eat this fruit when you are feeling low.

6Acts as an immunity booster

Custard apple is a great source of Vitamin C and thus, boosts our immunity and protects our body from various infections.

5Have natural anti-cancerous properties

Apart from the above benefits, Custard apple has this fascinating property too. It is loaded with flavonoids which help to treat tumors and cancer. Moreover, it also contains antioxidants like bullatacin and asimicin which help in contracting free radicals and therefore help in preventing cancer.

4Helps in treating skin infections

Custard apples are the treasure of skin-enriching compounds like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B5, copper, and zinc. This compound helps in healing acne, allergies, and many other skin infections as well.

3Good for bones

This fruit has abundant magnesium which eliminates acids from the joints by equalizing the water balance in the body. Custard apples are packed with calcium too which is good for bone health. Researches show that it helps in reducing symptoms of arthritis and helps in fighting muscle weakness as well.

2Good for eyes

Custard apple is rich in lutein which is one of the main antioxidants responsible for healthy vision. So eating custard apples can reduce the risk of conditions like age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. 

1Have tremendous benefits during pregnancy

Vitamin B6 present in this fruit lowers nausea and morning sickness during pregnancy. Custard apples are also rich in copper which prevents premature delivery and miscarriage

Summary

In the bottom line, this fruit has ample health benefits but should always be eaten after removing its shell and seeds. The seeds of custard apples when consumed can cause complications like allergies, redness, and much more. The best way to eat this fruit is to divide it into halves and eat the pulp with a spoon.

If you are prone to cold then eat this fruit in the daytime as it has cooling properties.

Also, keep in mind that this fruit is rich in calories and should be eaten in moderation. Eating too much custard apple can lead to weight gain.

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