Passion fruit helps to reduce asthma
Thursday 31 July 2008
Passion fruit has always been one of Closer’s favourites because it is simply delicious and packed with vitamins. And now we have found yet another reason to love it.
New research has shown that extract from the peel of the fruit helps to stifle asthma – after four weeks of consuming 150 milligrams per day, 76% of those tested found that their coughing and wheezing had dramatically reduced.
The peel extract reduces the inflammation that causes the constriction of the airways according to lead study author Ross Watson, Ph.D.
Here is one of our favourite passion fruit recipes – prepare to fall in love…
Lemon and passion fruit yoghurt
Serves 2 people
* 2 passion fruit
* 200ml low fat natural yoghurt
* 2 tbsp lemon curd
* 1 oatmeal or ginger biscuit, crushed
* Cut the passion fruit in half with a sharp knife. Remove the seeds with a teaspoon and place the pulp into a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt and curd and fold together lightly.
* Spoon the mixture into 2 glasses and top with the biscuit crumbs.
Tip: Choose a probiotic yoghurt to help boost levels of friendly bacteria in your gut.
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