The official name is mangosteen, but it is often called the queen of tropical fruits. Its round in shape and purple in color, but is popular for the white and juicy arils.
Mangosteen is rich in water, carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Its nutrients include iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, sodium, potassium, copper and manganese.
These are some of health benefits from adding mangosteen to your diet:
1. Energy boost
It contains riboflavin which helps in increasing the metabolism efficiency in processing carbohydrates, fats and protein. Mangosteen has high dose of carbohydrate, which helps in providing instant energy.
2. Brain health
The potassium, folate and various antioxidants contained in the mangosteen are known to have neurological benefits. Particularly folate is known for reducing the cognitive decline and occurrence of Alzheimer disease. In the same time potassium is linked in helping to increase blood flow to the brain, enhance cognition, concentration and neural activity.
The fruit is one of the rare natural remedies effective in maintaining and managing sugar levels in the body.
4. Skin health
Applied to the skin, mangosteen juice helps in threating skin problems like eczema and acne. It has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Even consuming mangosteen helps in moisturizing the skin and protects form skin diseases.
5. Menstrual problems
Not only that mangosteen provides health benefits, it can help in regulating the menstrual cycle in women.
6. Protects your heart
Mangosteen helps in reducing the risk of myocardial infraction and stroke. The results of a study show that the antioxidant defense system of mangosteen have cardio-protective effect.