The Surprising Benefits of Lychee Fruit for Dancers

January 25, 2010

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.


Just three small lychees fulfill 100 percent of your daily vitamin C needs! They are also high in potassium, copper, beta-carotene and fiber.


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.