Lychee berries are known for their high ORAC value that offer numerous health benefits, extremely rich antioxidant content, and the ability to oxidize fat. Further, recent studies have concluded that they can also fuel your workouts and promote endurance leading to fat burn.
According to the study, Oligomerized lychee fruit extract (OLFE) may promote endurance through polyphenolic properties. This study investigated the effects of a polyphenol mixture and vitamins on exercise endurance capacity. Results showed that OLFE elevated the submaximal running time and increased the anaerobic threshold. These results suggest that the polyphenol-containing supplement and typical antioxidants may have different mechanisms of action and that the endurance promoting effect of OLFE may not directly come from the scavenging of free radicals but may be attributed to other non-antioxidant properties of polyphenols.
The nutritional value of Lychee comes from the high concentration of vitamin C and B, potassium and the negligible amounts of fat found in the fruit. They act as an immune system booster, supporting our adrenal gland and boosting the capacity of our white cells to deal with infections and stress. These power berries also offers plenty of skin health benefits.
Lychees taste absolutely delish when chilled and had as a summer snack! Be sure to try these mystical Asian berries this summer…