High in soluble fiber, vitamin C, and other vitamins and minerals, nopal is especially rich in antioxidants, known as carotenoids, that protect your cells from damage by free radicals.
Proponents suggest that nopal may be able to treat or help manage certain health conditions, including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Prostate enlargement
- Weight loss
In addition, some have suggested that nopal may help stimulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, enhance athletic performance, and improve liver health.