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Tropical Smoothie for all Climates

May 23, 2008
Regular fruits such as strawberries, bananas, and peaches are no longer the only ingredients used in these smoothies. More and more nutrition aficionados are migrating to foreign or at least versatile fruits to mix their smoothie concoctions. Healthy drink mixes are under redesign.

A frequent fruit often used is the Mangosteen. This queen of fruits is not available for sale in the United States. This is because of the added problems associated with the Mediterranean fruit fly infestation upon its importing. Regardless, fruit enthusiasts are able to buy the fruit as a juice or capsule form. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit from Southeast Asia. It's about the size of a small apple and contains a delicious white interior that breaks off in wedges similar to a mandarin.

Researchers found it has anti-fatigue, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and cancer-fighting uses. The Indonesian fruit studies continue and there is scientific suggestion that this tropical wonder contains many properties that improve wellness to say the least.

Researchers (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) said "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."

Found in India and the Tahitian Islands, the fruit of the Noni tree has powerful antioxidant properties, anti-depressant uses, and immune system enhancing properties. Additionally, a fruit also applied used in smoothies is the Noni. Scientists suggest it is a cancer-fighting agent as well. This 12-times harvest hails from Southeast Asia as well. Scientists suggest it is a cancer-fighting agent 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 Acai Berry has high fiber content and is believed to have the capability to cleanse the body of toxins. Investigations into this berry's content show it is also useful for improving the circulatory system, aiding in wellness and reduction of inflammations. The fruity surprise from western tropical areas, the Acai berry, mostly growing in Central and South American tropical regions is another fruity smoothie vitamin blended mix. This berry is the size of a grape and a dark bluish-red color.

These antioxidants aid in the fight against the damaging effects of chronic diseases that come from the aging process. Blueberries contain Vitamin C and Vitamin E. They also contain anthocyanins and phenolics, which contain inhibiting cancer-cell properties. The above fruity riches are possible add-ins one can flavor to come up with their own custom creation. These are medicinal that one can add-in in combination with blueberries.

While blueberries can be found more easily, the other fruits and berries will require some research to hunt them down. An enhanced mix of vitamins created with exotic nutrients, can enhance a diet lifestyle with health and wellness. Many distributors sell juice versions of these tropical's ready for mixing into a smoothie beverage. Any fruits for smoothies you want to include in your vita mix, be it tropical or exotic, wild or tame, you can get it online or offline.

Depressed patients that feel better about themselves are able to adapt to more positive thinking and action. As a result they increase their ability to follow their leaders and gain better social skills. Built-up people own the world they walk in; they feel their self-esteem. This leads to a better mental attitude, which can halt depression in its tracks. The dynamic energy arising from vita mixes filled with antioxidant powers are motivation enough for trying them. Exotic energizing fruits aid greatly in giving people a sense of vitality that enable them to be more productive throughout the day.

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.
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T. Fox researches healthy smoothies ,a mix of blenders and health ingredients, and negative ions , all resulting in collaboration. People perform better when they are healthy.
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