If you walk down the streets of Chinatown in NY or San Francisco or any other large town in the world you will find Longan Berries. These berries have a terrific sweet taste and also has many health benefits. Longan Berries grow in tropical regions of the world including Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Caribbean, Hawaii, and even in some tropical areas of South America.
Longan Berries are well known in Chinese Medicine for calming the nervous system… and helping with insomnia and at the same time being a great tonic for building the body, especially the heart and circulatory system and helps with long and short term memory too.
Also Longan Berries are dried and used in traditional ways for treating all kinds of disease such as: Cardiovascular disease, strokes, and even cancer. And Longan Berries are full of wonderful antioxidants such as polyphenols similar to the ones found in green tea and thus help to prevent cancer and other diseases and slow the aging process.
Longan Berries can be dried and use to make liqueurs and they are low in calories with less than 80 calories per cup and they are fat free… thus making them a sweet and tasty way to lose weight. And Longan Berries are packed full of lots of vitamin C in fact one cup contains more than your daily needs of vitamin C… which is also a great antioxidant that helps to prevent disease.
Longan Berries also contain lots of Vitamin A which is important for boosting immunity, getting rid of bladder stones, helping to prevent cancer, good night vision, and for building strong bones and teeth. Plus this fruit contains a good amount of iron which is important for preventing anemia and boosting stamina. And Longan Berries are important for helping to prevent macular degeneration.
Plus these berries also contain lots of fitokimianya which is a powerful compound that helps you to relax and reduce anxiety, plus get the sleep you need. And Longan Berries are a good anti-depressive food that help you feel more relaxed, peaceful, and in a better mood. At the same time they contain energy in the form of glucose and other nutritive sugars that give you fast energy, stamina, and at the same time get rid of hunger.
Longan Berry seeds contain a compounds that works well for excessive sweating… and when used on the skin it works just like a styptic pencil for little nicks while shaving.
You can buy fresh and canned Longan Berries at your local Asian Market or you can go on-line and order them in many different forms.
Have some great tasting Longan Berries!
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