18 Mangosteen Fruit Health Benefits

 Mangosteen is the tropical evergreen plant believed to be native to the Indonesia. Although, it is widely cultivated in the different tropical and subtropical region of the globe.

The tree can attend the size of more than 25 meters when fully grown. It is propagated mostly by using the seedling. The vegetative propagation is difficult to achieve and is often not used.

Mangosteen fruit get ripens two to three months after flowering. The inner whitish part is edible and contains around eight segments.

Despite being low in the nutritional content that other common food available this exotic food is well noticed for its cancer prevention potential.

There is one rumor about this fruit in several cultures.  It is perceived that the fruits, when consumed with the sugar can, leads to the mortality, which is not true.


Table of Content

How to Consume

Nutrition

Health Benefits of Mangosteen

1. Cancer Prevention
2. Anemia
3. Diabetes
4. Allergy
5. Diarrhea
6. Skin
7. Wight Loss
8. Prolong Life
9. Anti-Bacterial
10. Heart
11. Arthritis
12. Depression
13. Immunity
14. Fatty Liver
15. Gout
16. Kidney Stone
17. Pregnancy
18. Urinary Tract Infection


How to Consume


The outer covering of Mangosteen needs to be carefully removed before the consumption of the Mangosteen. The inner circles of the wide segment are consumed by spitting the seeds. As the seed is unpalatable and can only be consumed when adequately roasted.

Nutrition


Like other fruits predominate part of the Mangosteen is comprise of the carbohydrate which comprises of more than seventeen percent by volume. It has the negligible amount of fat and protein.

Vitamins present in the Mangosteen are Vitamin C and various B-complex vitamins like B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B9 in varying amount.

Minerals present in the Mangosteen include Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc and Sodium in Negligible amount (1).

Health Benefits of Mangosteen


1. Cancer Prevention


Mangosteen is often claimed to have the cancer prevention ability. This is due to the ability of the Mangosteen to stop and inhibit the growth of the cancerous cells (2).

The presence of the chemical compound like xanthones abundant in the Mangosteen is claimed to have the cancer prevention capacity especially the Breast Cancer (3).

2. Anemia


The iron present in the Mangosteen helps in the production of the red blood cell, which is effective in curing the anemia occurrence in the human body (4).

Chronic deficiency of the iron in the diet often causes anemia.

3. Diabetes


The beneficial effect of the Mangosteen is beneficial in the regulation of the glucose in the human body. This effect is beneficial to soothe the occurrence of diabetes in the human body (5).

4. Allergy


The histamine reaction is often the causative factors of the allergy. Consumption of the Mangosteen is beneficial in the prevention of the Mangosteen allergy (6).

5. Diarrhea


The high amount of the dietary fiber innate in the Mangosteen is beneficial in the prevention of the occurrence of diarrhea (7).

Further, the tannins in the Mangosteen is claimed to produce beneficial effect during the occurrence of diarrhea.

6. Skin


The high amount of the antioxidant and several beneficial properties innate in the Mangosteen is beneficial to obtain the charming skin (8).

Further, consumption of the Mangosteen enhances the ability of the body to fight cancer in the skin.

7. Wight Loss


The high level of the antioxidant followed by the beneficial effects of the detoxifying properties and the body nourishing potential. Consumption of the Mangosteen is beneficial in weight loss (9).

8. Prolong Life


The high level of the antioxidant in the Mangosteen is beneficial to prevent the adverse damage of the free radical in the cell (10).

The xanthones in the Mangosteen acts as the potent antioxidant.

Constant attack of the free radical in the cell is the causative factors of aging.

 

9. Anti-Bacterial


Intake of the Mangosteen is claimed to be associated with the antibacterial property, which is beneficial in the prevention of the growth of the bacteria. Several bacterial floras are responsible for numerous diseases in the human body (11).

10. Heart


The beneficial effect of the lowering of the cholesterol followed by the lush in the potassium is beneficial in the prevention of the several ailments of the heart (12).

11. Arthritis


The anti-inflammatory property of the Mangosteen is beneficial in the prevention of arthritis in several individuals. The high level of the antioxidant in the Mangosteen is beneficial in preventing arthritis (13).


12. Depression


The depression is sometimes associated with the lower level of the vitamin B complex in the diet (14).

Mangosteen contains the adequate amount of the B complex vitamins, which is beneficial in the prevention of the depression.

13. Immunity


The goodness of the vitamins and mineral in the Mangosteen is claimed to enhance the immunity of the body (15).

14. Fatty Liver


The goodness of the Mangosteen due to the presence of the xanthones antioxidant is beneficial to prevent the fatty liver (16).

The deposition of the fat in the liver is commonly known as fatty liver and cause series of noisome effect on health.

15. Gout


Inadequate uric acid metabolism in the body causes pain, swelling and inflammation in the joint commonly refer to as gout.

The intake of the Mangosteen is claimed to demise the occurrence of gout (17).

16. Kidney Stone


Consumption of the Mangosteen is claimed to reduce the occurrence of the kidney stone in the human body. Some of the available literature even claims that consumption of the Mangosteen can dissolve the kidney stone which then passes out from the body through the urine (18).

17. Pregnancy


The presence of the vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium and other essential nutrient is claimed to be beneficial during the pregnancy (19).


18. Urinary Tract Infection


The presence of the  gartanin  in the Mangosteen is claimed to minimize the occurrence of the urinary tract infection in several individuals (20).

The  gartanin  is the naturally occurring Xanthones in the Mangosteen.





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