Lychee or litchi was utilized as an edible form as well as an ingredient in ancient times for restoring damaged skin and is regularly accessible, especially in the central areas of India, during summers and comes packed with numerous health and beauty advantages.
On one hand, we have the heatwave that saps all of our energy, and on the other, we have the vibrant fruits of the season that remind us why we love summers. However, while mangoes, watermelons, and melons are always on our minds , it is now time to incorporate the whitish-pink colored pulpy lychee fruit, which is only available for a limited time during the summers but boasts countless health benefits.
So, we all know, the summer season has already begun, and as the mild sunshine transforms into scorching sunlight, the days are becoming warmer, with excessive humidity and perspiration combining to generate excessive production of sebum (natural oil), which causes oily skin and acne.
Nutritionist Dr Rohini Patil told HT Lifestyle, “Litchi is a fruit that has antioxidants that help prevent the indications of ageing as you get older.” Litchi’s vitamins and antioxidants can help protect your skin from free radical damage. It’s the key to glowing, young skin. Litchi’s vitamin C content aids in the reduction of hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.”
Dr. Archana Batra, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, and Certified Diabetes Educator, elaborated, “The fruit includes a high quantity of water, making it a fantastic fruit to keep you hydrated, as well as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all of which are excellent to your health.”
According to Wellness Advocate and Nutrition Coach Eshanka Wahi, juicy and water-based fruits are helpful to our bodies in every manner since they keep us hydrated, help us fulfil our daily water requirements, make our skin glow, and are tasty. “Litchi is a seasonal exotic fruit that is packed in nutrients,” she said. Lychees are not only good for your health, but they can also be used to treat all skin types. Litchi is high in vitamins and antioxidants, which can help prevent the effects of ageing as you age. As you age, your body develops free radicals, however litchi’s beneficial characteristics help prevent these free radicals from ruining your skin.”
Lychee is abundant in the antioxidant’s vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, and phytonutrient flavonoids, which protect the body from oxidative stress produced by pollution and UV radiation.
First published on: 02 May 2022, 04:55 IST