Mangosteen – Beautiful and Healthy

Mangosteen is a stunningly beautiful fruit. The curved caylex leaves and thick purple rind (or exocarp) hide the luscious smooth white segments of flesh (called arils) inside.

Mangosteen2Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical evergreen tree from the Guttiferae family that grows primarily in Thailand, parts of India, the Malay Peninsula, and the Philippines. The tree yields a sweet, edible dark purple fruit that is parthenogenesis, meaning it doesn’t require fertilization. Besides being eaten in its natural raw state, it’s also used in jellies, jams, fruit juices, and a wide variety of mangosteen nutritional supplements.

Besides being a healthy and delicious fruit, it is now being recognised as a super fruit. Studies are still underway in the United States to learn about the full potential of mangosteen. It is usually stated as being rich in nutrition with great antioxidant strength and which reduces risk of disease.

Mangosteen nutritional supplements are usually offered in the form of a beverage supplements, often combined with other superfood nutrition sources such as berries. Mangosteen is also an ingredient in Kyäni Sunrise

 Mangosteen and Xanthones

Xanthones are chemical compounds that are either produced synthetically or found in naturally grown fruits and vegetables. They are powerful antioxidants and are part of a family called phytonutrients. So far about 200 xanthones have been discovered. Around forty of these have been found in mangosteen. PubMed.gov documents much research on mangosteen and xanthones. Antioxidants are beneficial because they help your body neutralize free radicals, or toxins, that often build up in the body and cause health problems or disease. Such toxin build-up has been known to cause cancer, heart disease, and other harmful diseases.

Mangosteen


Go Wild With Alaskan Blueberries

The harsh realities of extreme temperatures, and extended periods of sunlight and darkness have helped create the amazing properties of this remarkable berry.

Cynics may say that a blueberry is a blueberry just like any other. Well science has proved that wrong. Wild Alaskan blueberries have been proved to have extraordinarily high antioxidant levels. Studies have found “wild berries collected and tested in the first experiment ranged from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC value than cultivated berries”.  Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23977647

Why is this important? Well, the health benefits of blueberries have been known for many years.  Just one of the over 1,000,000 search results is http://www.medicaldaily.com/health-benefits-blueberries-5-reasons-eat-more-blueberries-246727

Wild Alaskan Blueberries

There is nothing more natural than a wild cultivated berry. Now we have evidence of wild Alaskan blueberries  collected and tested in the first experiment ranged from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC value than cultivated berries. I’m sure that foraging for berries in the wilds of Alaska would be a wonderful experience, but for most of us this is not possible. Fortunately we have a convenient way of accessing this superfood via a easily consumed concentrated form, further enhanced by many more superfood ingredients – Kyäni Sunrise is the answer to maximizing the benefits.

 


Goji Berry Goodness

The goji berry grows in the harsh Himalayan environment. Goji has been used for thousands of years by the people of the region for its health benefits. Fortunately the modern world is beginning to now discover the important benefits of the goji berry. Goji berry is also known as Wolfberry.

Goji BerriesStudies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Goji is the high-energy berry of a special Himalayan tree.

Major benefits of the goji berry: The goji berry may be the most important anti-aging food available today. The power of this superfood lies largely in its ability to reduce the effects of aging. This tiny red fruit is thought to have a significant impact on many degenerative and aging related ailments.

Dried Goji berriesHarvested in the Himalayan, Goji berries taste like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its ruby pigment is the magic that makes it nature’s perfect energy fruit. Goji is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Although Goji may not be available in your local supermarket, you can find it in health food and gourmet stores (often in juice form or as dried berries). Goji contains:

  • A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
  • A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

The fatty acid content in Goji berries resembles that of olive oil, and is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. Oleic acid is important for a number of reasons. It helps omega-3 fish oils penetrate the cell membrane; together they help make cell membranes more supple. By keeping the cell membrane supple, all hormones, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors function more efficiently. This is particularly important because high insulin levels create an inflammatory state, and as we know, inflammation causes aging. Science has found that goji berries are useful in preventing:-

  • chronic fatigue
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Vision problems
  • Circulatory problems
  • Insomnia
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Bad complexion
  • dehydration

AVAILABILITY: Goji berries (dried) are becoming more readily available. The juice form is available in nutritional supplements. Kyäni Sunrise includes goji berries as a core ingredient.


Red Raspberry

Oh what a glorious sight. A bowl full of delectable raspberries.

A member of the rose family and a bramble fruit like the blackberry, raspberries are delicately raspberrystructured with a hollow core. Raspberries are known as “aggregate fruits” since they are a collection of smaller seed-containing fruits, called drupelets, that are arranged around a hollow central cavity.  As an antioxidant food containing ellagic acid, raspberries help prevent unwanted damage to cell membranes and other structures in the body by neutralizing free radicals. Ellagic acid is not the only well-researched phytonutrient component of raspberry, however. Raspberry’s flavonoid content is also well documented. Here the key substances are quercetin, kaempferol, and the cyanidin-based molecules called cyanidin-3-glucosylrutinoside and cyanidin-3-rutinoside. These flavonoid molecules are also classified as anthocyanins, and they belong to the group of substances that give raspberries their rich red colour. Raspberries’ anthocyanins also give these delectable berries unique antioxidant properties, as well as some antimicrobial ones, including the ability to prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and fungi in the body (for example, the yeast Candida albicans, which is a frequent culprit in vaginal infections and can be a contributing cause in irritable bowel syndrome).

Additionally, research is suggesting that raspberries may have cancer protective properties. Research with animals has suggested that raspberries have the potential to inhibit cancer cell proliferation and tumor formation in various parts of the body, including the colon

Raspberries possess almost 50% higher antioxidant activity than strawberries, three times that of kiwis, and ten times the antioxidant activity of tomatoes, shows research conducted in the Netherlands and published in the journal BioFactors.

Red raspberries are an ingredient in Kyäni Sunrise. A single delicious ounce a day provides the daily recommended allowance of the vitamins and trace minerals your body needs.