Sitaphal or Custard apple is a delicious fruit and is good for various parts of our body. It is recommended for many health related things. However, many people avoid it because of some fears and myths. In one of her recent posts, Celebrity Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar explains about the fears associated with the tasty fruits as well as facts about it. Read on to know them.

1. Fear- Avoid If Diabetic


Facts- Sitaphal fruit has a low Glycemic index and such seasonal fruits are rather more recommended to diabetic patients.

2. Fear- Avoid If Fat

Facts- It is often heard that Sitaphal should be avoided by overweight people. However, it's not true. The reality is that they are a good source of Vitamin B complex, especially Vitamin B6. So, it even works at reducing bloating.

3. Fear - Avoid If Heart Patient

Facts- Heart patients avoid Sitaphal but should not be the case. The truth rather is that they are good for the heart. They are High on minerals like Manganese and Vitamin C and they have anti-ageing effect on the heart and circulatory system. For a healthy heart and circulatory system, this fruit should be a part of your diet.

4. Fear - Avoid If PCOD

Facts - Another popular myth is that women with PCOD should avoid this fruit. But it's unnecessary. Sitaphal is a good source for iron and can fight feelings of tiredness, irritability as well as it also improves fertility.

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These are some of the many myths busted by Rujuta Diwekar about Sitaphal. Which means many people can eat this delicious fruit without any guilt. The fruit is considered healthy for many reasons and you can eat it directly or as a shake or however you like.

Sitaphal which is also called as custard apple is a fragrant and sweet, creamy white through light yellow fruit, which resembles and tastes like sweet custard. When fully ripped, the fruit turns brown or yellowish in colour. The sitaphal is native to the Americas, but is quite popular in India too. 

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