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In this article,Let’s learn more details below:TOP 07 HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGOSTEEN FRUIT

Meanwhile, there are many health benefits of mangosteen peel. Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia. The fruit is dark purple or dark red, with white pulp which tastes sweet and refreshing. The fruit was known to be the favorite of Queen Victoria of England. The fruit is nominated to have the highest antioxidant in the world. Normally, people just eat the sweet pulp and throw away the purple peel. Thus, recent studies found out that mangosteen peel is also useful, and the peel even contains more antioxidants than the pulp. The useful peel is the inner side, located near the pulp.


1. Prevents Cancer

Mangosteen skin is very advised to be consumed by people who are susceptible to cancers, or those who already have cancers. The high antioxidants in mangosteen peel is very important to fight free radicals causing cancers. Moreover, xanthone, the antioxidant contained in mangosteen peel, can prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. This will really help healing process of cancer. But, we must remember that mangosteen peel cannot kill cancer cells totally. Cancer patients still have to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and mangosteen peel is used as food supplement.

2. Boosts Immune System

Mangosteen peel contains vitamin C which has the important role of maintaining the immune system. Vitamin C activates immune system any time our body meets infectious agents, so we will not get sick easily. Mangosteen peel is also good to be consumed by sick people. One of the health benefits of mangosteen skin is to accelerate healing process.

Mangosteen peel also has anti-microbial properties which are very effective against Staphylococcus aureus. This makes mangosteen skin good to be consumed by people with low immunity, such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS patients.

3. Controls Blood Sugar

Mangosteen skin has very few calories. This makes mangosteen skin very safe for diabetic people. Mangosteen skin also contains fiber which helps keep blood sugar in normal level, by binding with excessive sugar in the intestines and preventing it to be absorbed into the blood. But we have to remember that to get the best result of controlling diabetes, we must keep a healthy life, such as eating healthy foods and regular physical activities.

4. Controls Cholesterol Level

Fiber in mangosteen peel has the ability to increase good cholesterol (HDL) and reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride. The fiber binds with LDL and triglyceride in the intestines, preventing them to be absorbed into the blood. The antioxidants contained in mangosteen peel binds with the LDL and triglycerides in the blood and accelates them to be processed into bile acid, which later would be eliminated from the body. As we already know, the accumulation of LDL and triglycerides in the body can cause atherosclerosis, which can lead to various complications.

5. Weight loss

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Curious to know about the connection between purple mangosteen and weight loss? The nutrients found in mangosteen work towards reducing flab. Since it is a low-calorie fruit, it boosts the metabolism. This means it gets you leaner and healthier body, and increased energy. Also, the high-fiber content in it along with the B-complex vitamins aid in maintaining a healthy weight.

6. Helps Maintain Healthy Skin

Skin damage from sun exposure is a common occurrence worldwide and a major contributor to skin cancer and signs of aging.
One study in mice treated with supplemental mangosteen extract observed a protective effect against ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation in the skin.

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What’s more, a small, 3-month human study found that people treated with 100 mg of mangosteen extract daily experienced significantly more elasticity in their skin and less accumulation of a particular compound known to contribute to skin aging.
Researchers assert that mangosteen’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacity is the main reason for these skin-protective effects, but more studies in this area are needed.

7. Reduces Pimples and Acne

Mangosteen peel has anti-inflammation properties which can help reduce inflamed acne and pimples, and prevent the forming of new acnes. Mangosteen skin also has anti-microbial agent which can inhibit the growth of ance-causing bacteria.

To get this health benefit of mangosteen skin, we can mash the inner side of mangosteen skin and use it as face mask. We also can drink mangosteen skin juice or extracts to maximize the effect.

How to Eat Purple Mangosteen:Purple Mangosteen Drink

Eager to know purple mangosteen how to eat?

Take it as a dessert. Or else as a purple mangosteen drink in the form of juice extracted from the flesh of mangosteen (known as a health drink “Xango juice”).

When in fully ripe stage, and freshly picked, the mangosteen fruit opens up easily by a gentle squeeze exposing the white edible insides.

The taste of purple mangosteen can be compared to lychee fruit, though mangosteen is sweeter than lychee. And yes, it melts like an ice cream in the mouth.

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