Pitayas are gorgeous fruit. Their hot pink exterior and their black and white polka dot interior make them interesting enough aesthetically. But what if I told you this pretty fruit makes you healthy and beautiful? Find out why this trending topic can make its way into your diet.
Regular consumption of a pitaya can help prevent illness. According to certified plant based nutritionist and health counselor Julie Montagu, “This fruit is a powerhouse. It’s one of the most phyto-nutrient dense fruits around. Giving your body additional backup as phyto-nutrients help fight diseases.”
Pityas are PACKED with antioxidants, and aid in keeping your skin looking young. Montagu raves about this fruit’s anti-aging properties saying, “Pitaya is so rich with antioxidants that it helps keep the skin tight and young—it even gives acai berry a run for its money with the amount of antioxidants it contains.” It’s even great as a face mask! You can blend the fruit with honey and and spirulina an voila, probably one of the best gifts you can give to your face!
One of this fruit’s best properties is fiber, but you have to be willing to eat the ENTIRE thing. The skin and seeds are where the true concentration of fiber exist. Fiber is a miracle worker on our digestive system, regular consumption of pitaya will keep you regular.
Pitayas are filling fruit, but don’t add up to much in calories. An average size pitaya is about 60 calories (less than an boiled egg). Eat without the guilt, and know that the fiber will make you full before you want to go out and binge on chips!
You know that face mask we discussed, well try it on your hair and scalp. The pitaya will help fix dry and brittle hair, as well has smooth out the hair follicles, making styling easier.