14 Benefits Of Starfruit (Carambola) And A Hidden Danger Inside!

by Andrew Schachter January 29, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

14 Benefits Of Starfruit (Carambola) And A Hidden Danger Inside!

You might wonder why the carambola is nicknamed "starfruit", until you slice one, then it's obviously apparent. There are a few things not so apparent though like the nutritional benefit.

 

⭐ High in fiber
⭐ High in water content
⭐ Low calorie
⭐ Low glycemic index
⭐ Helps maintain blood pressure
⭐ Loaded with Vitamin-C
⭐ Great sleep aid, high in magnesium
⭐ Helps maintain collagen
⭐ Supports weight loss
⭐ Has antimicrobal properties
⭐ high in potassium
⭐ Fights inflammation
⭐ Many more benefits.
⭐ Highest concentration of oxalic acid

👨‍🏫 Bet you didn't know that Carambola has a neurotoxin capable of causing neurological disorders in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?

The original range of Averrhoa carambola is believed to be from Sri Lanka or Indonesia, however it has been cultivated in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia for hundreds of years and is readily available in the west. We highly recommend you try one out. The taste is sour-sweet and like a mix of apple, pear, grape, and citrus family fruits. Unripe star fruits are firmer and sour, and taste like green apples.
Have a food, nutrition, lifestyle tip to share, email it to social@bodyhealth.com
Andrew Schachter
Andrew Schachter

Andrew Schachter is the Director of eCommerce, Affiliate manager, SEO manager & eBay Channel manager at BodyHealth. Andrew is an avid cyclist, 25 year veteran of eCommerce and is eager to share his knowledge and expertise in the areas of nutrition and biohacking. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) and has a degree in communication with concentrations in digital media and marketing. Also a certified Life Coach, he brings decades of experience in health, wellness and nutrition to BodyHealth.



Also in BodyHealth Pinterest Blog

Healthy Vegan Sugar-Free Peppermint Mocha Recipe
Healthy Vegan Sugar-Free Peppermint Mocha Recipe

by Andrew Schachter December 27, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Read More
Vegan Sugar Free Sea Salted Hot Cocoa Recipe, Healthy Simple, Non-Dairy & Gluten Free
Vegan Sugar Free Sea Salted Hot Cocoa Recipe, Healthy Simple, Non-Dairy & Gluten Free

by Andrew Schachter December 23, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Read More
Healthy-ish Holiday Eggnog Recipe
Healthy-ish Holiday Eggnog Recipe

by Andrew Schachter December 23, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Read More