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If we do not find ways of improving our health, we might end up taking unnecessary medications which do not always mean good for our wellbeing.

Most of the drugs that we take to combat diseases are toxic and horrible. Sometimes they can cause critical conditions such as cancer or even death. That why we are always advised to keep on exercising and stick to natural ingredients. Custard apples are among those natural ingredients which are readily available.


In Hindu, custard apples are referred to as Sharifa. They are rich in vitamin C, niacin, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and are full of antioxidants. These fruits are native to West Indies, South America, and some regions of Asia. You can directly eat the fruit or mix to make an ice cream, smoothie, or a shake.

Below are some of the health benefits you get when you eat this fruit:

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Help in stabilizing blood pressure – They are rich in magnesium and potassium, which can help to control blood pressure levels. Taking one custard apple daily can help those struggling with blood pressure fluctuations.

Lowering Cholesterol – Since they are rich in dietary fiber and niacin, they can help in reducing cholesterol levels.Treatment of diabetes – They can help in reducing the chances of getting type-2 diabetes since they are rich in dietary fiber. The fiber helps in slowing the rate at which sugars are absorbed.

Lower Heart Attacks Risks – These apples contain magnesium that relaxes muscles and prevents chances of your heart developing cardiac attacks. Also vitamin B6 which is present in in custard apples prevents the collection of homocysteine, which also lowers chances of developing heart diseases.

Can help one Gain weight – The fruit is rich in calories, with the sugars increasing the rate of metabolism and in return stimulating one’s appetite levels. With a better appetite, one takes more food and gains weight.

Boosts energy levels – It is a great source of energy. The energy eliminates muscle weakness and fights exhaustion.

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