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Having sleepless nights? Jujube fruit can help!

Having sleepless nights? Jujube fruit can help!
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  • The jujube fruit is native to Asia.

  • Jujube fruit is good for the weight loss.

  • The fruit could also help you boost your immune system.

Jujube, also known as red date is considered to be a fruit which is extremely beneficial for health. Typically a small shrub or tree with small yellowish-green petals and drupe fruits, these fruits are known to be native to southern Asia, which includes southern and central China. It is considered to be an exotic fruit by the world. The fruit is low in calorie, and at the same time packed with vitamins, and minerals. The jujube fruit in fact has more than 10,000 years of history, and in that history, over 400 different cultivars have been formed. Here are some of the top health benefits of the jujube fruit.

Aid for sleeping

Jujube is good for people suffering from insomnia. It has been found that consuming the seeds of the extract of the jujube fruit can be a good remedy in this regard. Jujube fruit includes organic compounds, and this can calm the body and mind. So if you find yourself unable to sleep at night, then perhaps a small jujube decoction is exactly what you need.

Helps blood circulation

An important health benefit of the jujube fruit is that it is a rich source of both iron and phosphorous, which are key ingredients in red blood cells. If you suffer from low iron content in your blood or anaemia, you may experience symptoms like muscle weakness, fatigue, indigestion, light-headedness, and cognitive confusion. So, when you increase the intake of iron and phosphorous with jujube fruit, you are actually increasing the blood flow in your body. This means that you are successfully oxygenating your organ systems.

Strengthens the bone

Jujube fruit could be one of the best ways to strengthen your bones, because it contains important minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, and iron. These minerals will ensure that your bones remain hardy and strong for years to come. With age we begin to suffer from osteoporosis and other bone degradation conditions, therefore adding jujube fruit to your diet could reverse this trend.

Helps to control weight

Those trying to lose weight almost always include fruits and vegetables in their diet, so while you are at it, how about including the jujube fruit? Jujube is another fruit which can easily be added to that list. The fruit has a low calorie count, while having a high protein and fibre level, thereby satisfying  your nutritional needs and filling you up. So this way you can stop snacking in between your meals, and keeping your weight low.

Boosts the immune system

Your immune system is much boosted by the Jujube fruit. It is able to benefit the immune system in many different ways, due to its high antioxidant content, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and various organic compounds and acids. These antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals, the dangerous by-products of cellular respiration responsible for many chronic diseases and illness within the body. Vitamin C also stimulates the production of white blood cells, which is the first step of our immune system.

Reduces stress and anxiety

Some studied have shown that Jujube has been proven to have certain anxiolytic and soothing effects on the body. So, by using the jujube oil extract or consuming the fruits themselves can have an impact on the hormonal levels of a person, and thereby induce a calm, relaxed sensation throughout your body and mind. Some people regularly suffer from chronic stress or anxiety, so for them, snacking on some dried jujubes or seeking a jujube supplement can help to a great extent. It is sure to ease the mind and protect the body from stress and anxiety.

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Written by
Arka Roy Chowdhury
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamJul 12, 2017

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