Here are some facts of this highly addictive king of fruits, that is generally welcomed by most in the region.
It can make you fat!
Contains Simple Carbohydrates – Sucrose, fructose and glucose.
1 Kg sized durian is about 1400 calories. That is about 2.5 plates of chicken rice! If you want to lose weight, keep this fruit at bay!
It is rich in vitamins and minerals
B-Vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin C.
Rich in an amino acid known as Tryptophan, which is a natural sleeping pill.
It keeps your bowels moving.
Does not contain bad cholesterol
Durians do not contain bad cholesterol but
instead has monosaturated fats which help to lower LDL (bad cholesterol).
Aid for diabetes
May help prevent and manage diabetes through improving of insulin sensitivity in the body (4).
Note : Even though durians have many health benefits, their high calories and sugar level makes it a fruit to be consumed in moderation.
Even though it might be not easy to control, but try to restrict consumption to 2 to 3 seeds per
People with diabetes should avoid consuming this fruit altogether .
By : Alvin Ho
B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)