A healthy body is one supported by a strong immune system and sustenance from a nutritious diet. Fruits and vegetables are a large component in a balanced diet so it goes without saying: it is important to integrate them into your meals on a daily basis. Not only are fruits refreshing, but they’ll help boost overall body performance and have certain properties that can actually help to prevent certain diseases. Litchi, lychee, liechee, liche, lizhi, lichee… Doesn’t matter which way you chose to spell it. As long as you’re getting these little guys into your belly, it’s all good.
Seriously, litchi is one fruit that you need to make a staple in your diet if it isn’t already. This fruit comes with a myriad number of benefits to the body. The fruit is known to contain a lot of water and high amount of fiber to aid in digestion. Besides litchi, garlic is another easily integrated food item that has also been linked to cancer prevention. Research shows that garlic is able to slow the growth of tumors in the colon, bladder, stomach tissues and prostate. Garlic is also said to lower the risk of esophageal, colorectal and stomach cancer by about 30%. Reap these five important health benefits as we’re approaching the peak of litchi season (they’re the best in the summer months), so head out to your grocery story or local farmers market to pick up some juicy bundles of goodness.