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7 Amazing Health Benefits Of Passion Fruit

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Passion fruit is a tropical fruit of the Passiflora vine. The fruit is coined after its flower, which comes from one of the hundred species of the passionflower.

Grown all over the world, they are commonly found in Asia, Europe, Australia, and South and North America.

The passion fruit got its name because priests in the 1500s thought parts of the passionflower symbolized the “passion,” or suffering and death, of Jesus.

It has a tough outer egg-like shape and juicy, seed-filled center with a tangy-sweet taste. The outer skin of passion fruit is yellowish purple, and internally it is pulpy, juicy with several seeds.

There are several types of passion fruit (about 500) that also vary in size and color, however, purple and yellow varieties are the most commonly available ones.

Passion fruit is versatile i.e you can eat the pulp and seeds (the seeds are edible), juice them, or add them to other shakes, salads, yoghurts, and juices. The white film separating the rind from the flesh is edible as well, but most people don’t eat it, as it’s very bitter.

Passion fruit contains vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, iron, flavonoids,magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, fiber, and protein. It is a great addition to your diet. 

Here are some of its awesome health benefits.

1. Boosts the immune system

Passion fruit contains high amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants that help to boost the immune system. These antioxidants are responsible for fighting off free radicals and keeping the immune system healthy.

Antioxidants also help in reducing inflammation and stress in the body, both of which are associated with diseases like cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

The crunchy seeds have 8% of vitamin A also act as a barrier against diseases and illness.Differences between yellow and purple passion Fruits – Oxfarm

2. Supports heart health

Passion fruit is a rich source of potassium, a mineral that is associated with heart health. Potassium can help boost cardiovascular health by normalizing blood pressure. It relaxes blood vessels and enhances blood flow.

The high fiber content in the fruit also helps in removing excess cholesterol from the blood vessels. It ensures that the blood is properly traveling from the heart to other parts of the body preventing any blockage. Moreover, the sodium content in passion fruit is also low, which helps in keeping the blood pressure low.

3. Aids digestion

Passion fruits are a very rich source of soluble and insoluble fiber. A single cup of this fruit provides the human body with approximately 98 percent of its daily requirement. Fiber is an essential component of a healthy diet since it is the substance that facilitates healthy digestion of food, and the regulation of bowel movements.

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4. Improves sleep and reduces insomnia

Passion fruit can be a beneficial option for those who are suffering from stress or insomnia. It is rich in magnesium that is said to have a powerful impact on the brain cells that keeps your food fresh and happy. Passion fruit contains a compound known as Harman which works as a sedative, hence beneficial in insomnia.

5. Anti-Tumor Activity

Passion fruit is also thought to be a powerful source to enhance anti-carcinogenic activity in the body. Antioxidants in passion fruit primarily eliminate free radicals, which are known for mutating the DNA of healthy cells into cancerous ones.

Passion fruit contains anthocyanin which gives color to the fruit and reduces the formation of tumours. It also contains flavonoids, and phenolic compounds, all of which have been linked with anti-cancer properties.

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6. Promotes Bone Health

Passion fruit is a rich source of various minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. These are the bone-strengthening minerals that make your bone strong and healthy.

Studies have shown that passion fruit has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce joint pains.

7. Relieves respiratory conditions

Passion fruit plays an important role in reducing all respiratory conditions such as cough, cold, asthma, and flu-like symptoms. It helps thin and loosen phlegm deposits within the chest and nasal cavities. Hence, it eases breathing and helps the body to get rid of mucus accumulation.

N.B: Passion fruit is perfectly safe to eat for most people, but those with a latex allergy appear to be most at risk of a passion fruit allergy.

The Purple Passion fruit skin also contains a toxin called cyanogenic glycoside. This chemical can cause cyanide poisoning in high amounts and It’s highest in unripe fruits. Once the fruit is ripe, it’s safe to eat.

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Nnamdi Kanu, Late TB Joshua And Dasuki Sambo Tried To Help Save My Marriage To Fani-Kayode – Estranged Wife, Precious

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Precious Chikwendu, a Nigerian ex-Beauty Queen and model who is also the estranged wife of the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has again narrated her ordeal as the wife of the former minister. 

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She described the marriage as a violent one, adding that some persons including the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, the late T. B. Joshua and other prominent Nigerians tried to settle the rift between her and Fani-Kayode. 

She stated this during a new interview. Fani-Kayode and Precious have continued to make the headlines since their marriage of seven years collapsed last year with the pair currently in a battle for the custody of their four children.

The former beauty queen had accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain of having mental health challenges.

She claimed that Fani-Kayode was abusive to her during her pregnancy due to his mental health challenges.

Chikwendu said she could have walked out of the marriage earlier than she did but endured because of her children.FFK and Precious KOKO TV Nigeria

She said, “Even at the course of the embryo implanting in me, I had the most violent experience, beatings and punches and he would tell me that he would get rid of me. He would ask his bodyguards to take me and lock me up inside.

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“The Dasukis have been involved, both Colonel Dasuki Sambo and his wife have been involved. Nnamdi Kanu, even at some point, called me to plead with me. I got a call from the late T. B Joshua to at least come over to Lagos, that he wanted to settle the issue.

“The first thing he is going to ask is for a picture to debunk stories, that’s the first thing he does; whenever there’s a fight… He says it’s a cultural thing for the Igbo to be rude and that is why we don’t have a hierarchy. I heard all of that from him. Even the staff in the house, that you are an Igbo staff member is a problem. He says ‘that Igbo boy, I don’t like him, sack him.’”FFKs Ex Wife Precious Chikwendu KOKO TV Nigeria 1

Chikwendu lamented her inability to see her children since the union crashed over a year ago.

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“The children are with him, I haven’t seen them since August 2nd, 2020. The court didn’t grant him custody. I’m physically prevented from seeing them. Most times, I would agitate because my kids are in there, I can’t leave.

“I don’t know where my kids are, I don’t know the school he changed my sons to. I’m told they go to school. The last time I filed a suit in court, they said the children are in school and they are okay,” she said.Precious Chikwendu

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Man United 1-0 Crystal Palace: Fred’s Late Strike Gets Ralf Rangnick’s Reign Off To A Winning Start

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Fred’s brilliant second-half strike was enough to give Man United a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and Ralf Rangnick victory in his first match in charge.

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It looked like it could be a frustrating afternoon for the home side, as it remained goalless deep into the match and United seemingly appearing to tire.

But with 77 minutes on the clock, Fred broke the deadlock and proved to be the decisive moment in the match.

United were bright in the early stages, setting up in a 4-2-2-2 formation.

Cristiano Ronaldo fired over from a free-kick, before he headed over the bar and then saw a left-footed strike comfortably saved after good work from Marcus Rashford.

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James Tomkins headed a Fred strike over the bar brilliantly, while Jadon Sancho was also denied by good Palace defending.

Diogo Dalot cut inside and fired over with the final kick of the first-half, as the sides went in level at the break despite United’s dominance.

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It was a much slower start to the second-half, with United unable to produce the same intensity to their performance.

Rashford won a free-kick after cutting inside, and Alex Telles clipped the top of the bar as he whipped the set-piece towards the far corner from a tight angle.

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Jordan Ayew missed a huge chance to put Palace in front, as he somehow put his effort right across the face of goal from just a couple of yards out.

And United made him and Palace pay just a couple of minutes later. Mason Greenwood played the ball back to Fred on the edge of the box, and the Brazilian produced a lovely finish into the far corner to put his side in front.

Palace tried to pile men forward late on, but United held on comfortably enough to move back within three points of the top four.Man United 1 0 Crystal Palace KOKO TV Nigeria 3 scaled

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First Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In Senegal

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A first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been reported in Senegal, in a visitor who was leaving the country after an international meeting in capital Dakar, a research institute said. Omicron variant in Senegal

The IRESSEF health body said late Saturday that the 58-year-old patient arrived in Senegal by air from another West African country on November 22.
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He had been vaccinated earlier this year with the AstraZeneca and Pfizer shots and had no symptoms by Saturday.

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Although the man has now been quarantined in a medical centre, he stayed at a Dakar hotel and took part in an event with 300 people from different countries on November 24-25.
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Senegal has recorded more than 74,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

Launched in February, the country’s vaccination campaign has made slow progress, with 1.3 million people inoculated out of a total 17 million population. Indian COVID-19 Variant

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