Thursday, 2 April 2015

What exactly is a mangosteen juice?

Although the Mangosteen juice has taken the world by storm, a lot of people still are asking as to what exactly is a mangosteen juice. Look no further for the explanation of the same.

The mangosteen juice happens to be a juice of a tropical fruit called Mangosteen (it has nothing to do with the fruit Mango). The mangosteen fruit has an outer rind, inner flesh and seeds. The juice is made by liquefying the entire fruit including the rind and seeds as they too are very beneficial for the body.

The mangosteen is grown mostly in the Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia. But due to the ever increasing demand, they are also cultivated in India and Brazil whose climate is suitable for growing mangosteen. Once called a “miracle cure”, this juice contains a large quantity of xanthones and antioxidants which can benefit the body in a number of ways.

The mangosteen fruit is about the size of an apple. It has a thick rind on the outside and white segments like that of an orange on the inside. It also has large seeds. The mangosteen is known to be a very rich source of several types of minerals and vitamins. These include vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, iron and calcium. The demand for the Mangosteen juice is very high in the western countries, however the fruit cannot be cultivated in those countries and hence it has to be imported.

A lot of studies have shown that the Mangosteen fruit or the much popular Mangosteen juice may help in curing a wide array of ailments. They are known to help in the cure of anything from bacterial infections to dysentery and sometimes even cancer. All of these benefits are widely contributed to the large quantities of antioxidants and xanthones that are found in the entire fruit.

The mangosteen juice has been used by the natives for several years. They were used for curing diarrhoea, dysentery, dehydration and fever just to name a few. They were also used to prevent the infection of cuts and bruises. They were widely used as an antibiotic, anti – inflammatory, anti – viral, anti – histamine and also as an anti – aging agent.

Studies have shown that consuming a large quantity of antioxidants is beneficial for the body since it helps in the fight against the free radicals. The free radicals unfortunately destroy the cells in our body by stealing away some electrons from them. The formation of free radicals in the body is inevitable. These antioxidants give those free radicals the electrons that they need and hence protect the cells and help them in remaining healthy for long. This in turn helps the body in remaining younger for longer.

Although the Mangosteen juice has anti – aging properties in them, they do not reverse the process of aging. They merely slow down the biological aging of the body from the time you begin consuming it.

Although studies are still in the preliminary stages, so far all the results that have been obtained show the Mangosteen in the positive light. So go on and drink this natural health drink.

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