Actress and television personality Mini Mathur loves a healthy meal. The 46-year-old has shared glimpses of her breakfast smoothies and fruits she’s in love with. In a now-defunct Instagram story, Mini had revealed that she is “obsessed with passion fruit”. The actress also revealed that her day starts and ends with two passion fruits. Mini’s passion fruit obsession is certainly healthy.
Passion fruit is the fruit of the Passiflora vine, a type of passion flower with a tough outer skin and a juicy, seed-filled center. Passion fruits come in different varieties and vary in size and color. Some of the most common are purple and yellow varieties. This tropical fruit is grown all over the world and crops can be found in Asia, Europe, Australia, and South and North America.
So why should you also add passion fruit to your diet?
According to Healthline, passion fruit is a good source of nutrients, especially fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants and provitamin A. The fruit is also rich in beneficial plant compounds, including carotenoids and polyphenols. Passion fruit is richer in polyphenols than many other tropical fruits, including lychee, mango, banana, papaya and pineapple. Passion fruit provides a small amount of iron. Passion fruit is a good source of antioxidants and also protects your body from free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage your cells if present in large numbers.
In addition to passion fruit, Mini also enjoys nutrient-rich smoothies. The actress enjoys a tall glass of dragon fruit, coconut milk, banana and watermelon over a chia and sunflower seed smoothie, as her Instagram story suggests. Dragon fruit is another source of high amounts of fiber and magnesium, as well as an extremely low calorie content. Dragon fruit is considered a very nutritious fruit.
Another smoothie that Mini enjoys consists of apple, beetroot, carrot, celery, kale, soaked Sabja seeds and marine collagen powder.
How will you include passion fruit in your diet?
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