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Mangosteen Fruit Juice: New Health Wonder

Author C. Sanders. Published on June 15, 2011 - 8:17 pm (2577 views — 382 words)

As more and more people become health conscious nowadays, they seek food supplements that can provide various health benefits. There are individuals that drink supplements while the rest prefer fresh fruits and vegetables.

Individuals who lead busy lives would rather drink fruit juice than prepare fruits or cook vegetables. Juices such as mangosteen fruit juice are much easier to digest since they are already in a liquid form. Truly, mangosteen fruit juice has been accepted by many people as a food supplement because it presents many health benefits according to studies.

Mangosteen fruit juice is extracted from the edible pulp of the purple mangosteen. When ripe, the pulp is tangy but sweet; yet, it is tasty so people enjoy the fruit. Aside from its unique taste, it also has many medicinal properties. Here are some benefits that people can get from mangosteen fruit juice:

1. Mangosteen fruit juices contain a lot of vitamins, good for ensuring a healthy body. Vitamin E is known for its ability to prevent spreading of free radicals that cause cells to die. Taking mangosteen fruit juice is better than synthetically prepared medicine because it is not coated by anything artificial. Even older people can digest the fruit juice since the juice is instantly absorbed by the stomach.

2. Mangosteen fruit juice contains xanthones. Xanthones are polyphenolic compounds that dilate blood vessels. In short, these can open blood vessels which help people with cardiovascular conditions like hypertension, atherosclerosis and ischemia.

3. Mangosteen fruits have some anti-microbial properties too. The mangosteen fruits that underwent tests also illustrated that it has the capacity to inhibit some bacteria. These bacteria are known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Staphylococcus aureus. Hence, those who have weak immune system can be helped by drinking mangosteen fruit juice because it makes them less vulnerable to certain bacterial conditions.

4. Mangosteen fruit can be also used against cancer cells. Mainly, xanthones. The fruit contains different flavonoids, which can aid people undergoing chemotherapy. The tests on mangosteen demonstrated its cancer-inhibiting properties, mainly among breast cancer patients. Having said that, exploratory studies have to be performed to further strengthen such claims.

Indeed, there are many good reasons to drink mangosteen fruit juice daily. It makes you healthy and may ward off serious illness by enhancing the body's immune system.