Mangosteen is a tropical fruit with white flesh, divided into 5 or 6 quarters, wrapped in a hard shell like wood and characterized by a mixture of sweet and tangy flavors. Native to South Asia, this fruit is called “the fruit of the Gods” or “the king of fruits”. On the other hand, the mangosteen is highly prized for its healing properties, especially in African and Asian countries.
1- Prevents cancer:
Mangosteen contains a natural element derived from polyphenol. These are xanthones, powerful antioxidants with anticancer power, helping to reduce free radicals in the body, improving vital functions and boosting the immune system. This fruit also has a high content of tannic acid, a molecule belonging to the family of tannins having an anticancer action.
2- Reduce acne:
Mangosteen has been shown to be very effective in preventing and reducing the onset of acne due to its abundance of antioxidants. These fight against the damage caused by free radicals, detoxify the body, protect cells and harmonize the functioning of the organism thus preventing the appearance of pimples and skin imperfections. In addition, thanks to antioxidants, mangosteen decreases the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, a substance involved in the formation of acne.
3- Improve cardiovascular function:
Mangosteen is one of the most beneficial fruits for cardiovascular health. Indeed, this tropical fruit improves blood circulation while protecting the cardiovascular system and boosting the production of red blood cells.
4- Fight against diabetes:
According to a European university study, the xanthones present in mangosteen have anti-diabetic and antimicrobial properties, among others. In addition, this fruit helps strengthen the immune system because it is rich in vitamins (A, B and C), minerals (calcium, iron and potassium).
5- Combats allergies:
Mangosteen has anti-inflammatory and antiallergic properties making it effective against certain allergies. Some studies show that the extract of this fruit is more effective than drugs in the treatment of certain allergies.
– How to prevent cancer through food?
Eating a rich and balanced diet consisting mainly of fruits and vegetables, cereals, seeds and proteins, helps prevent cancer and stay healthy. So opt for organic foods rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients and do not hesitate to integrate the mangosteen into your diet to take advantage of its anti-cancer properties and its health benefits.