Mangosteen is a special tropical fruit from Sunda and Maluku Island in Indonesia. Having round shape like tomato, this fruit has blackish purple peel with white flesh inside. Its taste is sweet and sour at the same time. In addition to its fresh sensation when we eat the fruit, mangosteen also contributes many health benefits with regular consumption.
For example, it provides xanthones (antioxidants) that are known to be useful as an anti-inflammatory and as a cure to cardiovascular diseases. Xanthones are also considered as antioxidants that can heal damaged cells and slow cell aging processes.
Furthermore, mangosteen also gives great source of vitamin c, contains no cholesterol and is low in calories. With good source of vitamin c, our body will have good immunity and be resistant to diseases like flu, infections, free radicals etc.
Mangosteen also helps to improve red blood cells and prevent anaemia. It protects our blood vessels and makes the blood flow smoothly. Moreover, another outstanding health benefit of this tropical fruit is that it is effective in treating Alzheimer.
Is That All?
Not really. What is even more special about mangosteen is that not only about its delicious flesh but also about its peel. Yes, mangosteen peel is very beneficial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As the queen of tropical fruits, it is famous not only for its flesh but its peel is also the current “rising star” in the world of healthy herbal drinks.
Some of the health benefits that can be gained from mangosteen peel include:
- Rich source of antioxidants
- Cancer treatment
- Heart disease prevention
- Diarrhoea cure
- Diabetes prevention
- Haemorrhoids relief
- Insulin resistance reduction
- Weight loss for people in diet
- Blood sugar reduction
- Wound healing acceleration
- Dangerous skin diseases prevention
- Ulcer treatment
- Eye health improvement
- Optimal thyroid function
- Parkinson’s Disease prevention
- Arthritis pain relief
- Brain health protection from diseases like Dementia and Alzheimer
- Better digestion system
- Blood pressure and cholesterol reduction plus heart diseases prevention
- Kidney stones prevention
The list above are just some of numerous amazing health benefits that can be received from consuming mangosteen peel, which can be made into either mangosteen peel tea or mangosteen peel juice.
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