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Three Exotic Ingredients Discovered to Improve Immune System

Apr 17, 2008
More and more nutrition aficionados are transitioning to exotic or at least new fruits to mix their smoothie concoctions. In modern times drink mixes are undergoing a recipe revolution. Regular fruits such as bananas, strawberries, and peaches are no longer the only add-ins used in these healthy drinks.

A favorite choice of fruits often used is the Mangosteen. This is because of the increased risk of the Mediterranean fruit fly infestation upon its importing. This fruit is not marketed for sale in the United States. It's about the size of a small apple and contains a delicious white inside that breaks off in wedges similar to a mandarin. Regardless, fruit enthusiasts are able to acquire the byproduct of this fruit in juice or capsule form. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit from Southeast Asia.

Mangosteen clinical reviews go on and there is recommendation that this fruit contains many ingredients that improve wellness to say the least. Professionals think it has anti-fatigue, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and free radical eliminating uses.

One research review promises positive reduction in leukemia:

"We examined the effects of six xanthones from the pericarps of mangosteen, Garcinia mangostana, on the cell growth inhibition of human leukemia cell line HL60. All xanthones displayed growth inhibitory effects. Among them, alpha-mangosteen showed complete inhibition at 10 microM through the induction of apoptosis."(Matsumoto K, Akao Y, Kobayashi E, Ohguchi K, Ito T, Tanaka T, Iinuma M, Nozawa Y: Gifu International Institute of Biotechnology, 1-1 Naka-Fudogaoka, Kakamigahara, August 2003)

Found in India and the Pacific Islands, the fruit of the Noni tree has powerful antioxidant content, mood-enhancing uses, and immune system enhancing properties. Something else exciting added used in smoothies is the Noni. Scientists suggest it is a free-radicals eliminator as well. This fruit hails from Southeast Asia as well. Scientists suggest it is a free-radicals eliminator as well.

Researchers have suggested in the NCCAM Publication D398 of 2007 that Morinda Citrufolia or Noni has significant properties that can reduce cancerous and tumor growth and improve the immune system.

The Acai Berry has high fiber content and is believed to have the properties that free the body of toxins. Research into this berry's properties show it is also applicable for enhancing circulation, aiding in wellness and reduction of inflammations. The Acai berry, arriving from Central and South American tropical regions is another fruity smoothie vitamin blended mix. This fruit is grape-sized and a dark reddish-blue color.

Blueberries also have properties to inhibit chronic diseases. Rich with Vitamin C and E, Blueberries are another good choice to mix in. They also contain anthocyanins and phenolics, which contain grand antioxidant properties. The above three tropical's are added ingredients one can consume to invent their own personal creation. These are medicinal that one can add-in in combination with blueberries.

Any ingredients you want to include in your vita mix, be it tropical or exotic, wild or tame, you can get it anywhere. Blueberries can be found more easily, the other fruits and berries are not so easy to obtain. Therefore, a tropical fruit blend using combinations of these fruits is a great suggestion to enrich a healthy lifestyle. Some of the fruits can be found in processed juice or powder form, which can be added into one's smoothie beverage.

Increased energy levels can enhance system wellness that enables them to be more productive throughout the day. The enhanced body-lift resulting from vita-fruit mixes full with antioxidant powers are reason enough for trying them. A vibrant positive personality learns to reject negative and destructive thought, or at least minimize its effects. This results in better performance in all aspects of ones life. When a person feels energized, they feel they can take on the world. This leads to a better mental attitude, which can halt depression in its tracks.

Ultimately, foods with Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) rating are best to add-in with your smoothies. ORAC will help you build up your immune system and through antioxidants in these foods, berries, vegetables, or fruits; it will help you feel well. These mixes of ORAC-rich ingredients are also pretty tasty.
About the Author
T. Fox researches workplace-environmental productivity and efficiency. Some of the contributors are healthy ingredients with increased nutrient levels. People perform better when they are healthy, especially when they can manage depression with food and lifestyle choices.
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