Allow me to fill you in on a little island secret…
Nestled in the heart of Diamond Head there’s a local hotspot where all the cool kids hang out.
(Really, the regulars here include the cast of Hawaii 5-0, Lost and even Mr. Fear the Beard himself, Brian Wilson).
Recently, during my weekly visit the Health Bar, I decided to shake things up and swap out my typical Mana Bowl for a new exclusive item on the menu.
Move over Acai, there’s a new super fruit in town and her name is Pitaya.
Also known as dragon fruit, Pitaya is a cactus plant fruit is grown in tropical and subtropical areas including Asia and South America.
Although this exotic tasty treat may seem a little on the flamboyant side, don’t let the pink fool you. This babe is raw, organic and flourishing with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and a wide-range of health benefits as fierce as her color.
Let me break it down and fill you in on exactly how Pitaya puts the super in super fruit.
+ High Fiber
Pitaya is rich in fiber which removes harmful toxins, helps lower cholesterol and improves your overall digestive health.
+ Vitamin C
The amount of Vitamin C found in dragon fruit is high and helps protect against various immune system deficiencies.
Essential for the body to protect and heal, the calcium in this super fruit works to keep illness and disease at bay.
+ Low Sugar
Because Pitaya is raw, organic and contains no additional sugar, it helps diabetics maintain safe blood sugar levels while helping reverse the symptoms of onset of adult diabetes.
Dragon fruit is an exceptional source of omega-3, by adding it to your regular diet you will lower your risk of chronic diseases including; heart disease, cancer and arthritis.
Thanks to the mouth-watering grinds of Pitaya, now when I visit The Health Bar I’m like “Brian Wilson who…?”
xx Fins & Kisses,