Known for its creamy, sweet taste and commonly known as Matomoko in Kiswahili. It is native to the rain forest of Central America and widely spread along the tropical stretches, from South America to Africa and Asia
Custard Apple is rich in;
- Anti-oxidants like Vitamin C
- Dietary fiber
- Vitamin A
Health benefits include:
Prevents heart attacks – the magnesium prevents the heart from heart attack and aids in relaxation of muscles.
Aids in digestion – copper and dietary fiber helps in digestion and ease of bowel movement.
Prevents diabetes – Abundance of fiber slows down absorption of sugars reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes; limit to one in a day 2-3 hours before or after meals.
Prevents asthma – the vitamin B12 present helps prevent bronchial inflammation which helps in prevention of asthma attacks.
Control of blood pressure – Magnesium and potassium present in the fruit help maintain a healthy blood pressure. For fluctuating blood pressure a Custard Apple a day will help regulate it.
Reduces cholesterol – Dietary fiber and Niacin help reduce cholesterol.
Good for the skin, hair and eyes – The vitamin A present helps in maintaining healthy skin, hair and gives a sharp sight to the eye.
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