Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Benefits of Mangosteen

Behold the power of the mangosteen - she is the latest player in a lineup of luscious exotic fruit with the amazing benefits of cancer fighting antioxidants.

This is one of a series of reviews of products featured at LLB.

I recently encountered mangosteen for the first time via SkinOwl, who created these amazing oxygenating beauty drops for a quick and effective overnight treatment of your skin.

Now, obviously these beautiful drops are not edible, but the mangosteen itself is quite delicious and sports some amazing benefits for your health.

About mangosteens: 

From the exotic reaches of Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, mangosteens are a bit unfamiliar to many in the U.S., but deliver for anyone looking for lively flavor and the nutritional benefits to go with it. This glossy purple fruit (with a few different colored varieties) is low in calories, high in fiber, and contains powerful antioxidants, including xanthones, vitamin C and B-complex vitamins, such as thiamin, niacin and folate. These and other phytonutrients neutralize harmful free radicals and help the body fight infection. Studies have shown that mangosteens have the potential to slow the growth of cancer cells and may be chemopreventive.

Nutritional benefits:

Low in calories and high in fiber (100 grams equal about 13% of the recommended daily amount), mangosteens have lots of essential nutrients, but no saturated fats or cholesterol. The potassium content helps control heart rate and regulate blood pressure, which in turn aids in stroke and coronary heart disease prevention. Healthy amounts of manganese and magnesium are also present, and new research suggests that xanthones – a powerful antioxidant found almost exclusively in mangosteen – have properties that fight pain, allergies, infections, skin disorders, and fatigue while supporting intestinal health.
Mangosteen’s vitamin C content is another advantage, providing the body with a water-soluble (easily absorbed) antioxidant, while staving off infections and scavenging harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, and folate help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.

But back to our product review of SkinOwl's Mangosteen P.M. Beauty Drops:
These amazing drops by SkinOwl do everything an expensive cream promises to do - but naturally and without the addition of harmful preservatives and chemicals.

They have become a staple in our routine at home, they absorb quickly, never leave your skin feeling greasy, and you wake up the next day with a face that feels totally refreshed.

"An oxygenating, night time oil intended to de-stress dull skin—the ultimate power oil to recharge and reverse signs of fatigue.  
Aromatherapy: The aroma is sweet, fruity, and tart. Helps to bring client into a restful, peaceful state. "

(Sweet dreams!)

For even more about mangosteen (and a delicious recipe) 
visit Skinowl and Dr. Mercola.
For a free sample, pop by LLB this week!

See you soon!


(Thanks to Dr. Mercola for the nutritional info quoted above.)
Charlottesville, VA

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