Amazing health benefits of litchi that you were not aware of

By:Namrata Dutta, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 31, 2016

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Succulent and delectable litchis are here. You must be aware with litchi fruit benefits, this tropical fruit is a great source of vitamin C, sugar, dietary fibers, antioxidants and a great source of minerals that can make electrolyte balance in our body. Litchi fruit grows in a bunch and is one of the best summer treat with juicy taste. With numerous health benefits, litchi fruit is beneficial for hair, skin and health. Here are other litchi health benefits that you aren’t aware of, take a look.
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    It can prevent signs of ageing

    When you start to grow old, you start showing the signs of ageing with fine lines then wrinkles start appearing. Litchi can slowdown the signs of ageing as it boost collagen synthesis, a protein that maintains skin elasticity. Try out litchi fruit anti ageing mask.

     

    What you require?

    • Litchi fruits, 4 to 5, without seeds and peel removed
    • ¼ ripe banana

     

    What you need to do?

    Mixed the litchi with the ripe banana, and apply it as a mask. Keep the mask on for about 15 minutes and wash with cold water. The antioxidants present in litchi can prevent your skin from further damage.

     

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  • 2

    Help you to have a blemish free skin

    One of the best litchi fruit health benefits is its ability to clear blemishes. With vitamin C content of litchi can help you lighten the marks and clear your skin. You can try litchi fruit face cleanser.

     

    What you require?

    • Litchi fruits, 4 to 5, without seeds and peel removed
    • Cotton balls

     

    What you need to do?

    Mash the litchi fruit into a paste, dip the cotton balls in the paste and apply on the affected area. Keep for 15 minutes and then wash off. It will heal hyper pigmentation and blemishes as well.

     

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  • 3

    Helps in weight loss

    Amongst many litchi health benefits, one is that litchi helps you to lose weight naturally. Litchi fruit is a low calorie fruit, and also they contain a lot of water, just right amount of fiber and these factors are ideal for those looking to lose weight.

     

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    Help you get rid of sunburns

    During summers sunburns are pretty normal. The harsh sunrays cause sunburn, which in turn cause pain and irritation and applying litchi, which is enriched with Vitamin C can remove the marks of sunburn. Litchi fruit is an excellent anti tanning mask.

     

    What you require?

    • Litchi fruits, 4 to 5, without seeds and peel removed.
    • Vitamin E capsule, 1

     

    What you need to do?

    Extract litchi fruit juice by mashing it and straining with a strainer. Mix the content of the Vitamin E capsule with the juice and apply on the affected areas. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash with cold water. Now the combination of Vitamin E and C is said to be best for skin affected with sunburn.

     

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  • 5

    Excellent for hair growth

    Some of the litchi fruit benefits include its benefit for hair growth. Yes, litchi can help you grow out hair.

     

    What you require?

    • Litchi fruits, 7-8, without seeds and peel removed.
    • Aloe Vera gel, 2 tbsp

     

    What you need to do?

    Mix litchi juice in Aloe Vera and apply on your scalp and leave for 60 minutes. Wash with a mild herbal shampoo. Litchi is great source of copper and copper enlarge hair follicles that diminishes resting phase of hair growth and make your hair grow faster and better.

     

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  • 6

    Its anti carcinogenic effect

    One of the best litchi fruit benefits is that it has anticancer effects. As per researches, the litchi fruit extract contains powerful antioxidants and anticancer benefits, which works best against breast cancer.

     

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