Nutritional Content and 5 Benefits of Jackfruit for Health


Nutritional Content and 5 Benefits of Jackfruit for Health

Nutritional Content and 5 Benefits of Jackfruit for Health

Rp_News88..Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is one type of fruit that is easily found in Indonesia.  This fruit is known for its slightly prickly skin texture, with a very distinctive aroma and sweet taste.

However, behind its sweet taste and unique aroma, it turns out that jackfruit has many benefits that we can get.  The nutritional content in jackfruit makes this fruit very good for consumption to maintain health.

Reporting from Alodokter, in a serving of jackfruit (about 100-150 grams), there are about 100-160 calories.  In addition, this fruit, which is quite popular with people, contains several types of nutrients that are good for health, namely:

- Complex carbohydrates

 - Fiber

 - Protein

 - Vitamins, including vitamins A, B,        and C

 - Minerals, such as magnesium,         potassium, copper and manganese 

- Fat, but in very small amounts

In addition to the above nutrients, jackfruit also contains quite a lot of water and antioxidants.

In fact, jackfruit and other fruits that come from the same family, such as cempedak fruit, contain a type of antioxidant that is thought to be able to fight cancer cells.

 Benefits of Jackfruit for Health

1. Can launch digestion

Jackfruit is a good source of fiber, so it is good for maintaining digestive function.  By meeting adequate fiber intake, you will avoid various digestive problems, such as constipation.

In addition to having a good fiber content, jackfruit also contains complex carbohydrates that function as prebiotics to support the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.

2. Maintain a balance of body weight

When eating jackfruit, the feeling of fullness will last longer, so the urge to snack or overeat will also decrease.

This is because the content of fiber and protein is quite high in jackfruit. In addition, the calorie content in jackfruit is also fairly low. This makes jackfruit a good food choice for maintaining ideal body weight.

3. Able to prevent cardiovascular disease

Jackfruit can maintain heart and blood vessel health which is obtained from its high fiber, potassium, and antioxidant content.

Fiber and antioxidants function to reduce cholesterol and prevent blockage of blood vessels (atherosclerosis). While potassium plays a role in keeping blood pressure stable.

Of these benefits, jackfruit is best consumed as part of a healthy diet to prevent cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and stroke.

4. Maintain skin health

One of the foods that are good for the skin is jackfruit. Because, jackfruit is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C which can prevent skin damage due to sun exposure.

 In addition, vitamin C from jackfruit can also help the body produce collagen which makes the skin supple and remains tight, so it will prevent premature aging.

5. Reduces the risk of cancer

Cancer is one of the most dangerous and deadliest diseases in the world. In order to avoid this disease, there are several ways that can be done to prevent cancer and maintain overall health, one of which is living a healthy diet by eating nutritious foods.

Jackfruit is a nutritious food that contains lots of antioxidants. Antioxidants can counteract the negative effects of free radicals on body cells, and cell damage caused by these free radicals can cause various chronic diseases, including cancer.

But you need to know, even though jackfruit has a lot of nutritional content and benefits, the benefits of preventing the disease still need to be clinically proven.

There are things that need to be considered before consuming jackfruit, because not everyone can eat jackfruit. People with diabetes are advised to limit the consumption of jackfruit, because this fruit has a high sugar content and glycemic index.

If the body consumes too much of this fruit, jackfruit can make blood sugar levels spike. Therefore, consumption of jackfruit should not exceed 2-3 servings per day.


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