Pomegranates appear in mythology and ancient history. In Egypt,
pomegranates symbolized safe passage from physical life to the next life.
Pomegranate juice contains more polyphenol antioxidants than green tea,
red wine, blueberry juice, cranberry juice or orange juice.
Healthy benefits of pomegranate
• Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, which help to reduce the
activity of free radicals.
• An increase in antioxidants also keeps the cardiovascular system
running in tiptop shape.
• Pomegranate improves the circulatory system, again thanks to
Noni, also known as Morinda citrifolia, hails from the Polynesian Islands
and brings with it an abundance of healthful, healing properties. The region’s
volcanic soil creates a unique, fertile environment where noni can grow and
flourish. In the tropics, noni is a household staple on the table, raw or cooked,
as well as a natural remedy for many maladies. The bark, leaves, root and
seeds all contain vital nutrients and important therapeutic elements. Noni
trees grow to between 15 and 20 feet, boasting creamy white blossoms and
ripened fruit kissed with yellow and white hues.
Medicinal uses of noni
• Has been shown to support digestive health and increase the body’s
ability to absorb nutrients from food
• Useful in promoting healthy skin, joints and a general feeling of well-being
Mangosteen may be one of the healthiest exotic fruits known to man, and
is grown plentifully in Thailand. The combined juice, pulp, seeds and rind of
the mangosteen not only taste great, but also contain more xanthone, an
organic antioxidant compound, than any other fruit, according to research.
In other words, the fruit offers extremely high antioxidant qualities through
biologically active plant parts. Not to be confused with mangos, mangosteen
has a smooth, brownish outer skin and fleshy, pure white pulp inside.
Tasty advantages of mangosteen
• Mangosteen’s high xanthone content enhances its antioxidant
qualities and medicinal properties.
• For its delicious taste, mangosteen quickly became the favorite
fruit of Queen Victoria.
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Super fruits provide the body with enhanced energy levels and add
balance to a normal diet. These vitamin- and nutrient-packed fruits also
contribute to radiant skin, healthy joints and a generally positive mood.
The nutrients that can be extracted from the juice, seeds and rinds of
pomegranate, noni and mangosteen produce a healthful elixir to enhance
the diversity of anyone’s diet. A