Mangosteen: The New Super Fruit

I still remember how I craved for mangosteen when I was pregnant with my first born.  My husband and I would go out at night and visit the nearby fruit stands to look for the fruit.  Hubs would buy a few kilos and I would nosh on them all day.  Yup, I'd skip the usual lunch and dinner and just eat the succulent fruit.  Mangosteen is a sweet (and tangy) and juicy fruit.  The rind is hard and woody while the flesh is silky white and very fragrant.  I have loved this fruit even when I am not pregnant.

I never knew that the oh-so-good fruit have numerous health benefits.  I happen to come across an article about the health benefits of mangosteen.  Apparently, the fruit has rich stores of antioxidants that are anti-tumor and anti-cancer.  It is also very effective at treating bacterial infections and can lover high cholesterol levels.  In addition, the fruit has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the pains and sufferings of arthritis.

I am doing more readings about the fruit and as I go through each article, more benefits are being added to may list.  The fruit can help maintain intestinal health, boost the immune system, neutralize free radicals, help support cartilage and joint function and promote a healthy seasonal respiratory system.  The fruit is not just being hailed for its flavor but for its many health benefits as well; no wonder experts call it the new super fruit.

This is a sponsored post for Xango, however, all the points and views are my own.