6 surprising health benefits of chickoos

Here are some reasons why you should eat chickoos more often.

Just like other popular tropical fruits like mangoes and bananas, chickoos are extremely sweet, fleshy and energizing fruits. Although the external brown appearance of chickoos might not be appealing at first, the taste of their internal soft, ripe, granular flesh will keep you wanting more of these fruits. Besides, they're loaded with plenty of nutrients, making them healthy to consume. Here top health benefits of chickoos you should know.

1# Boosts your immunity: There are many nutrients in chickoo that can boost your immunity namely iron, potassium, copper, vitamin A and C, niacin, folate, etc. A strong immune system will keep diseases and infections at bay which is why you should eat a chickoo everyday. Here are some other foods to boost your immunity.

2# Aids digestion: Like most fruits and vegetables, chickoo is also good for your digestion as it contains dietary fibre. A 100g serving of chickoo contains 5g of fibre, and if you eat it everyday it is unlikely that you ll suffer from constipation or any other digestive problem.

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3# Prevents signs of ageing: Even though the vitamin C content in chickoos is not as high as it is in guavas or oranges, it still is a rich source of the vital nutrient. Signs of ageing like wrinkles can take longer to appear if you include such fruits daily in your diet.

4# Good for your bones: Indians have weaker bones than Caucasians or Africans which makes it more important for them to eat fruits and vegetables that makes their bones stronger. Chickoo contains calcium, phosphorus and iron which help strengthen your bones.

5# Prevents cancer: Chickoo has a high amount of antioxidants along with vitamin C that prevents damage to your cells from carcinogens. It also improves your immunity which too helps preventing cancer. Read more about what you can eat to prevent cancer.

6# Boosts your energy: On a tiring day, you may find the craving to drink a cola or have an energy drink to refresh yourself. However, those drinks are unhealthy as they contain a lot of sugar. You could instead try eating some chickoos. They contain fructose and sucrose which makes them a natural and healthy source of instant energy.

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