The sapote is one of the least desired fruits by people due to its shape, color and both internal and external texture, in addition to its peculiar name that some associate with the small four-legged amphibian that lives in lakes and swamps, since they are wet places.
However, there are multiple benefits that can be obtained from its consumption, thus helping memory loss, insomnia and headaches that afflict people so much, especially over the years due to the natural wear and tear of the body.
In fact, the Mexican Society of Natural History indicates reflections on the possible medicinal use of this fruit to improve these conditions, thanks to its antimalarial, antipyretic, fever-reducing components and, as if that were not enough, it also contains diuretic qualities, fighting stomach diseases.
All this makes it one of the most common tropical fruits in Central America, but Mexico and Colombia are the countries where this fruit is most commercially exploited. It is characterized by its oval shape It can measure between 10 and 20 centimeters and weigh around 220 grams.
At the same time, the sapodilla also contains vitamins A, C and B, magnesium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. These components make it an ideal fruit to treat various coronary and bone diseases, and prevent blood clotting and care for the circulatory system. The portal passion fruit discloses other benefits that this food provides for health.
Protects cardiovascular health: The soluble fiber in sapote promotes healthy cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Also, its vitamin E content helps prevent plaque buildup in blood vessels and arteries, which reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and coronary artery disease.
Regulates blood pressure: This fruit stands out for improving high blood pressure levels. Also, the sapote has the ability to help with the cleaning of blood clots in the arteries, which are often caused by a poor diet and which can cause hypertension problems.
Relieves constipation: This is an anti-diarrheal remedy, because it has a large amount of fiber, which is a natural intestinal regulator. The sapote allows the body to clean itself and eliminate all intestinal waste.
Reduces rheumatic pain: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, sapodilla relieves rheumatic pain. In addition, its antibiotic power prevents simple infections.
Improve vision: Containing vitamin A favors eye health, preventing conditions such as cataracts, myopia, astigmatism, among others.
Protects the skin: As for beauty, the sapote is widely used to strengthen, nourish and shine both skin and hair. For its use, you can take advantage of the sapote seeds, which contain oils that allow better hydration.
Helps digestion: In particular, the black sapote is an ideal food to regulate the digestive processes of the body and it tends to be consumed because it provides even more dietary fiber to the body.
Strengthens the bone system: This mineral-rich food protects teeth, maintains muscle contractions and regulates blood clotting. It is considered a good substitute for milk and can be prepared as a shake to consume in the morning.