2. Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease is one of the world’s leading health problems. The easiest way to protect ourselves from heart disease is through a healthy diet. Eating jackfruit can give our body a much needed boost of vitamin B6. According to Dr. Axe, “vitamin B6 falls into a category along with folic acid and vitamin B12 that may help reduce heart disease. This occurs due to lower levels of homocysteine, which is an amino acid and important building block of protein.”
The source cites a clinical trial titled Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation 2 which examined over 5,500 adults and found that those with supplementation of vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid “for a period of five years reduced homocysteine levels, which decreased both heart disease risk and stroke risk by about 25-percent.” It’s still unclear why this is the case, but expert believe it has something to do with the relationship between homocysteine and the arteries.