The highly popular and tasty sweet and sour lychee fruit can affect the body in different ways. For some, it is useful, but for others it can harm. Natalya Kruglova, a dietitian of the National Association of Dietitians and Nutritionists of Russia, explained to Vechernyaya Moskva how the "Chinese plum" affects the body.
Like all fruits, lychee contains ascorbic acid, vitamin C, which is an antioxidant.
- Antioxidants protect the body from premature aging, are used in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders. Lychee also contains insoluble dietary fiber. These are the components that are needed for the gut microbiota. They have a positive effect on the body, says the expert.
Lychee also contains a small amount of iodine, which is needed for the thyroid gland to function, as well as potassium. The latter is important for the heart muscle and other muscles.
- Potassium is needed to contract muscle fiber, - said the nutritionist.
It is not recommended to use lychee for allergy sufferers and those who suffer from indigestion.
- There is often an allergic reaction to lychee. It does not need to be used by people prone to allergic diseases and people suffering from diseases of the digestive system. Especially we cannot use this fruit in the stage of exacerbation of the stomach and duodenum, - warned Kruglova.
However, during the period of remission (weakening and disappearance of symptoms of a chronic disease - approx. "VM"), when the body does not bother you, you can still eat lychees.