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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in Lychee



Health Benefits of Lychee
  • It has high content of minerals such as potassium and copper. Potassium helps control heart rate and levels blood pressure. A good medicine for heart patients as it prevents from suffering heart diseases like attacks and blockages. Copper increases the production of red blood cells (RBC).
  • This fruit is a good source of B-complex vitamins like thiamine, folates and niacin which helps the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fat.
  •  According to researchers, other nutritional benefits of lychee is the oligonol (a low polyphenol) in it which is considered to have anti-oxidant anti-influenza virus properties which improves blood flow in the body organs. Oligonol also reduces weight and protects the skin from harmful UV rays. It also acts as an anti-cancer agent. It reduces the chances of breast cancer among women.
  • Lychee helps in digestion and provides energy.
  • Chinese believe that lychee provides relief from body pain and swollen glands.
  • Lychees are low in saturated fat and sodium so are cholesterol free.
Amount  
  • One cup of fresh lychees contains  2.5 grams of dietary fiber.
Proteins 1.58 grams

Calories  - 
125

Nutrition In Lychee

Minerals Contained  
  • Potassium - 325 mg
  • Phosphorus - 59 mg
  • Magnesium - 19 mg
  • Calcium - 10 mg
  • Sodium - 2 mg
  • Iron - 0.59 mg
  • Selenium 1.1 mcg
  • Manganese - 0.104 mg
  • Copper - 0.281 mg
  • Zinc - 0.13 mg
  • Also contains small amounts of other minerals.
Vitamins Contains 
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.021 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.123 mg
  • Niacin - 1.146 mg
  • Folate - 27 mcg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.19 mg
  • Vitamin C - 135.8 mg
  • Vitamin E - 0.13 mg
  • Vitamin K - 0.08 mcg
  • Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.
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