Your Best Body: Try This Fruit

Published in the February/March 2010 issue.

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Lychee fruit packs a mighty nutritional punch. Popular for its health-boosting powers, lychee’s taste and texture is similar to that of a grape, but a little sweeter and juicier. Plus, they are only 6 calories apiece.

Nutrients: Just three small lychees fulfill 100 percent of your daily vitamin C needs! They are also high in potassium, copper, beta-carotene and fiber.
Benefits: They are known to boost energy levels, increase general feelings of well-being and help with digestion and blood circulation.
How To Eat: Lychees can be eaten raw (the skin is edible, but less tasty; throw out the pit). You can pack a few in your dance bag and peel before class.