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Fruity Berry Vary in Healthy Ways to Improve Collaboration

Apr 18, 2008
Normal fruits such as strawberries, bananas, and peaches are no longer the only add-ins used in these power beverages. More and more health aficionados are turning to exotic or at least different fruits to make their smoothie concoctions. A hybrid of Juice blends mixed with vitamins is in major competition.

A favorite choice of fruits often used is the Mangosteen. This queen of fruits is not available for sale in the United States. This is because of the increased problems associated with the Mediterranean fruit fly infestation upon its importing. Regardless, consumers are able to get the byproduct of this fruit in juice or capsule form. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit from Indonesia. It's about the size of a small apple and contains a sweet white interior that breaks off in wedges similar to a mandarin.

Food Scientists believe it has energy, anti-swelling, anti-depressant, and cancer-fighting uses. Mangosteen investigations moving forward and there is recommendation that this tropical wonder contains many ingredients that improve wellness to say the least.

One research study shows positive fight against 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 properties, mood-enhancing uses, and immune system enhancing properties. Another exotic fruit applied used in smoothies is the Noni. This fruit has shown promise as a free-radicals eliminator as well. This 12-times harvest comes from Southeast Asia as well. This fruit has shown promise as a free-radicals eliminator as well.

In the NCCAM Publication D298 of 2007, scientists have published a clinical study wherein Noni (Morinda Citrufolia) has demonstrated high antioxidant levels, as a result immune system enhancement, and evidence that it may battle cancerous sells. Tumors in rats have dramatically decreased in size when exposed to Noni.

The fruity surprise from western tropical areas, the Acai berry, arriving from Central and South American tropical regions is another antioxidant mix of vitamin. This berry is grape-sized and a dark reddish-blue color. The Acai Berry has high fiber content and is believed to have the capability to free the body of toxins. Investigations into this berry's content show it is also applicable for enhancing the circulatory system, promoting physical wellbeing and minimizing inflammations.

The above three fruits are possible add-ins one can use to come up with their own individually preferred recipe. These are fruits that one can use in combination with blueberries. Rich with Vitamin C and E, Blueberries are another good choice to mix in. They also contain anthocyanins and phenolics, which contain inhibiting cancer-cell properties. Blueberries help in the fight against the damaging effects of chronic diseases that come from the aging process.

Many distributors sell juice versions of these fruits ready for mixing into a smoothie vita mix. An enhanced mix of vitamins created with exotic nutrients, can enhance a diet lifestyle with health and wellness.

People that feel better about themselves are able to develop more positive thinking and action. Ultimately consequence they improve their ability to adapt and gain greater social skills. 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. The dynamic body-lift arising from vita mixes enriched with antioxidant powers are motivation enough to try them out. Exotic energizing fruits aid greatly in giving people a sense of vitality that enable them to be more productive throughout their life.

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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