Genni Lee Hester

pitahaya: an easy summer snack

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Are you looking for a quick, refreshing bite?

If so, try out the hydrating pitahaya [dragon fruit]. This delicious fruit is a delightful mix between a kiwi and a grape. Although there are several studies reporting potential health benefits of this refreshing fruit, an extremely exciting one is a 2010 study published in Pharmacognosy Research where scientists found that this fruit can be effective for, “controlling oxidative damage and decreasing aortic stiffness in diabetic rats.” It is hard to go a day without hearing about the diabetes crisis in America. Since cardiovascular issues can occur in both type 1 and 2 diabetes, this wellness knowledge can be a great tool.

To indulge: Slice in half then cut both horizontal and vertical lines through the interior. You can use the skin as a little pink bowl :). To make it extra zesty slice, add fresh lime, and then chill for 10 minutes. As much fun as funky recipes are to prepare, make sure to enjoy the simplicity of summer!

With gratitude,

Genni.

 

pink dragons and blue skies

pink dragons and blue skies

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outdoor dining

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healthy highs

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sliced

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close-up-and-seedy

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