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Mangosteen Health Benefits

Mangosteen is a very nutritious and delicious fruit. Each tree bears several deep purple coloured round shaped fruits, capped with light green calyx at the stem end. Fully matured fruit measures about 3-7 cm in diameter.

 

Its outer tough rind is about 7-12 mm thick, contains bitter yellow latex that stains clothes black.

 

Mangosteen aids in promoting red blood cells and prevents against anaemia. It improves the blood flow by causing dilation of blood vessels which helps to protect us against certain diseases like atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, heart congestion and severe chest pains.

 

Mangosteen also contains high amounts of minerals like copper, manganese and magnesium.

 

Potassium provides protection against strokes and coronary heart diseases as it is an important component of cell and body fluids and controls heart rate and blood pressure.

 

Mangosteen is widely available in juice form. Mangosteen juice products typically include the fruit, rind and pulp of the fruit, which contains compounds called xanthones.

 

Xanthones have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Xanthone compounds to counteract free radicals and prevent cell damage that hampered the process of cell degeneration.

 

Fresh fruit is a moderate source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamine, niacin and folates. These vitamins are acting as cofactors the help body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.

 

Mangosteen fruit also contains high levels of magnesium as mentioned before. This may help control the electrical function of the heart, keeping the heart rate and blood pressure under control and promoting a regular heart beat.

 

This is vitally important for people with minor symptoms concerning their circulatory systems.

 

The fiber which naturally exists in the mangosteen fruit may help anyone who suffers from digestive problems to better regulate their digestive systems.

 

This can result in increased health throughout their bodies, as many digestive issues negatively affect other areas of the body and may even serve as a springboard for other health issues to surface.

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