Are you a fan of mangosteen? Mangosteen is one of the most popular Asian fruits or tropical fruits. And it can help reduce inflammation, strengthen the skin health and the immune system.
In my earlier article, I had a simple easy recipe for making pancakes with the use of orange peel. And I promised that I would talk about mangosteen in my next article. Here I am, I won’t let you down as I will show you how amazing this Asian fruit is to our bodies.
It is believed not only to consist of plenty of nutrition but also has a mild irresistible taste that you totally fall for. However, of course, everyone of us should also be mindful of not indulging it too much or improperly. I will address later the reason why I said that.
Benefits of mangosteen
1. Preventing Cancer:
According to Organic Facts, mangosteen contains the highest levels of xanthone, which has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Xanthones antibiotics inhibit colon cancer cell growth and assist in destroying cancer cells when combined with a variety of medications.
We all know how cancer has always been the number one concern around the world. So, if this fruit can help you less concerned about it, then why not trying it even once?
2. Reducing inflammation:
One of other benefits of mangosteen is to reduce inflammation. Mangosteen has long been used in many anti-inflammatory drugs in Southeast Asian countries. Mangosteen extracts have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic effects by inhibiting the release of histamine and prostaglandin, inflammatory substances in the body.
3. Strengthening skin health:
The anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, fungal, allergic and antioxidant properties of mangosteen reduce the risk of skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis, acne, scab Candles, mushrooms. In addition, many studies have demonstrated that mangosteen actually have extremely effective anti-skin cancer properties.
4. Strengthening the immune system:
Mangosteen is essentially rich in nutrients, minerals, vitamins, especially xanthone, which boosts the immune system and protects the body from health problems caused by weakened immune systems.
5. Protecting cardiovascular system:
Some studies have shown that mangosteen helps to strengthen the circulatory system, reduce the risk of stroke or myocardial infarction due to its antioxidant properties. So, apparently it is actually good for those who have heart issues.
6. Preventing diabetes:
With the ability to reduce and regulate blood sugar, improve vitality, anti-inflammatory, mangosteen is a natural remedy essential for diabetics.
I actually have mentioned top 7 Asian fruits to also reduce the chance of having diabetes before. So, don’t hesitate to take a look at it if you are worried about this disease.
7. Supporting the weight loss:
According to Style Craze, xanthone antibiotic in mangosteen has the effect of decreasing “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and fighting obesity effectively, is suitable for weight loss. At the same time, xanthones antibody makes the cells softer, permeable, and turn food into energy.
Wait, you need to know more…
1. Allergic reactions:
According to Live Strong, eating too much mangosteen can cause some mild allergic reactions like skin rashes, swelling, itching in susceptible people. It even leads to more serious symptoms like swelled mouth, lips, throat or chest pain.
2. Lactic Acidosis:
Of course, binging any food too much can never be a good idea despite how healthy they are. A study by the Memorial Sloan-Ketting Cancer Center (USA) found that consuming mangosteen daily for a year can cause severe lactic acidosis. This condition occurs when lactic acid starts to build up abnormally in the blood. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include nausea and weakness of the body, if not timely treated, it can be life-threatening.
3. Intervention of deep vein thrombosis:
The xanthone compound in mangosteen can interfere with normal blood coagulation. It can also interact with blood thinners such as warfarin and cause gastrointestinal bleeding. So, to those who are about to have any kind of surgery, you shouldn’t mind trying this mangosteen fruit for about 2 weeks prior to your surgery as it may increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery.
These are the few things you need to know about mangosteen. Obviously, it is such a healthy fruit; however, everything has 2 sides, you should know the limit of eating it. Let me know your experience with mangosteen. Also, let me share with you how to pick and how to eat mangosteen properly.
In my next article, I would like to talk about another Asian fruit, of course. And this time, it would be sugar apple.