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Star fruit: Vitamin C Super “Star”

StarFruitThe star fruit is an exotic looking fruit that resembles a star when sliced. This fruit may not get the same glory as the touted acai berry, but it is truly a star. Star fruit is a good source of vitamin C, potassium and vitamin B. It is extremely low in calories, is filled with fiber and loaded with antioxidants. According to a study published in Food Chemistry, a star fruit is loaded with proanthocyanidins, the same antioxidant found in red wine.

Did you know that the star fruit is a natural remedy for treating hangovers and bags under your eyes? It works because of the high water content and vitamins.

Star fruit is not only loaded with health benefits, but it’s a great way to get your kids to eat their fruit because the star shape is so much fun to eat.

As a runner, it’s important to ensure you are getting the recommended daily value of vitamin C. Vitamin C is not only known for strengthening the immune system, but it detoxifies the body naturally, destroys bacteria and viruses, neutralizes harmful free radicals, protects us from pollution and heals our cells. With 45 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C in one cup, star fruit is an excellent way to boost vitamin C intake.

Make this delicious star fruit salad for a delicious, and healthy, way to start your day.

Star fruit salad

  • 1 star fruit
  • 1 orange
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice

Slice the orange and star fruit. Toss all fruits together and drizzle with orange juice. Serve with greek yogurt if desired.

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