A co-worker of mine at work. She brought in a Mangosteen juice supplement drink. She was selling it for $30 (her price) for a 25 fl oz bottle. She also gave me information and these…
22 reasons why everyone should be drinking Mangosteen juice:
1. prevents hardening of the arteries 2. protects the heart muscle 3. anti-Parkinson, anti-Alzheimer and other forms of dementia 4. anti-depressant 5. prevents and arrest fungus 6. prevents bacterial infections 7. viral fighters and prevention of infections 8. prevents gum disease 9. anti-diarrheal 10. lowers fevers 11. eye care-prevents glaucoma and cataracts 12. ansystemic diseases – a synergistic effect on the whole body 13. energy boosters – anti-fatigue 14. anti-aging 15. weight loss (wooo, I’ll drink to this!) 16. lowers blood fat (what the heck, I didn’t know there is fat in our blood!) 17. anti-tumor benefits 18. cancer: Mangosteen helps in the prevention of cancer with its powerful antioxidants. 19. lowers blood pressure 20. numerous references to “Immunostimulants” 21. blood sugar lowering 22. it tastes good I thought to myself, holy smokes! Who in the world would buy that? What is Mangosteen? I have never heard of it or have the slightest idea what it looks like.
Every fruit has an origin: a lesson in Mangosteen fruit
Upon further research, the Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical evergreen tree. It’s believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas. The tree grows from 7 to 25 meters tall. The edible fruit is deep reddish-purple when ripe. In Asia, the Mangosteen fruit is known as the “Queen of Fruits,” while the durian (Durio spp.) is known as the “King of Fruits.” It’s closely related to other edible tropical fruits. Such as button Mangosteen and lemon drop Mangosteen. The outer shell of the fruit is rather hard, typically 4-6 cm in diameter. Cutting through the shell, one finds a white, fleshy fruit 3-5 cm in diameter. Depending on the size and ripeness, there may or may not be pitted in the segments of the fruit. The number of fruit pods is directly related to the number of petals on the bottom of the shell. On average a Mangosteen has 5 fruits (round up figure).
Factors which contribute to why Mangosteen fruit is respected
Mangosteen has 14% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and contains negligible 3% fat (table). In a 100-gram reference amount, Mangosteen is a rich source of vitamin C and B-complex vitamin. It contains 12% and 14.5%, respectively, of the Daily Value (DV). Mangosteen is also a moderate source of calories (63 Calories per 100g). With no other nutrients having significant content per 100-gram serving (table). Basic research on Mangosteen is ongoing. To discern if certain Mangosteen compounds may affect health or have anti-disease effects. These are sulforaphane and other glycosylates. Scientists are studying cruciferous vegetables, including Mangosteen fruit. Whether they may lower the risk against colon cancer.
Now I have more reasons why I should drink Mangosteen juice.
I have eaten a lot of exotic fruits in my life, but I have never seen or tasted this Queen of Fruits. I bought the $30 bottle from my co-worker and chucked down the Mangosteen juice. I do feel more energetic for the rest of the day, and I will have to let you know soon if it will help lose some weight!