The star fruit or carambola comes from Malaysia and Indonesia and it has spread to the rest of the world. It is a great fruit that has many benefits. It is rich in vitamin C, A, potassium and low in sodium.
The benefit of this fruit
It has mild laxative properties and it is great for treating constipation. It is also rich in fiber, maleic acid, and tartaric acid and helps in the process of digestion.
Increases saliva secretion
This is a very important process and this fruit stimulates the production of saliva. The saliva eliminates the bacteria and it cleans the mouth.
It has the ability to stop the bleeding and to prevent it. It contains oxalic acid and it is great for people suffering from kidney stones, gout, and other kidney problems.
Improves the work of the cardiovascular system
It contains soluble fiber, organic acids, minerals, vitamins, and flavonoid, therefore, it is great for better work of the cardiovascular system and to lower the levels of cholesterol.
Great against premature aging
Due to the antioxidants it contains, it is great against aging, and fights free radicals that are the main reason for many illnesses.
Regulates the blood pressure
It has the ability to regulate the blood flow and in this way, it regulates the blood pressure too.
It is rich in magnesium and therefore it is great for people suffering from insomnia. Consume it an hour before you go to bed and you will notice the amazing benefit it has to your sleep.
It has the ability to absorb the glucose so, it is excellent for people suffering from diabetes.
It contains folic acid and vitamin B and that is why it is perfect for pregnant women. Folic acid is very important in the first few months and for the development of the fetus.
Boosts the immune system
Because of the vitamin C, it contains it is great for people with a lowered immune system. It can help you to fight common colds and flu.