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The Amazing Cacti - Prickly pear

The Amazing Cacti - Prickly pear

I don't know about you, but I keep seeing prickly pear pop up everywhere. This fruit  has become super popular in the last few years and there's a good reason for that. It doesn't just taste good - prickly pear health benefits are numerous. The prickly pear (opuntia ficus-indica) grows in hot arid climates and although it's covered in spikes it's completely edible. They're a good source of nutritional values like vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

Some of the health benefits of this amazing fruit are ;-

Weight Loss - Prickly pears are high and fiber and low in calories this makes it a great addition to your weight loss plan. Consuming a high-fiber diet is a great way to lose weight and it's also a key component in preventing obesity.

Disease Prevention - The fruit is rich with polyphenols, flavonoids, and betalains - all of which are antioxidant compounds that work to neutralize free radicals which means cells are less likely to mutate into cancerous cells therefore preventing the onset of cancer. Antioxidants also work hard to prevent heart disease as well as the  degeneration in the eyes and may also assist to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's.

Immunity Booster - A single serving of this amazing fruit contains 1/3 of your daily value requirement of vitamin C. This vitamin is a major component to immune health and producing and stimulating white blood cells.

So why not try this prickly super fruit for yourself. 

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