Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Noni and the Wonderful Benefits of This Super Fruit

With the advent of green and healthy living, people are becoming more conscious of their well-being. People are resorting to organic options for maintaining their health holistically, consuming more sustainable food sources such as vegetables, fruits, and herbs. One of these nutritious foods is the noni fruit.
The Indian mulberry-popularly known as the noni-originated in Australasian and Southeast Asian countries. The noni tree grows in shady forests as well as rocky and sandy shores. It grows up to 9 meters and reaches maturity in about 18 months. In addition, it yields around 8 kilograms of fruit every month throughout the year. It is tolerant of saline soils and adaptive to dry weather conditions. The noni fruit has a pungent odor and turns yellow to slightly off-white when ripe. The Polynesians consider the noni to be a staple food that can either be eaten raw or cooked.
Presently, the noni fruit has a number of uses. Usually the fruit is dried and pulverized to be mixed with water to make noni juice. Traditional Polynesian healers have documented around 40 medicinal uses for the entire tree which may include various combinations of its different parts like the bark or the roots. Its unripe fruit, leaves, and roots are traditionally used in Polynesian culture in treating menstrual cramps, bowel irregularities, diabetes, liver diseases, and urinary tract infections.
Topically, it has been traditionally used for burns, cuts and wounds, abscesses, and as a shampoo for head lice. It can also be used as an anti-inflammatory topical solution which aids in acne reduction and moisture retention because of its rich linoleic acid content. It is also used to treat gum and mouth infections, ulcers, asthma, nausea, and certain heart conditions.
Noni fruit powder contains carbohydrates and dietary fibers. The main nutrients of the noni fruit (from which noni powder is derived) include niacin, iron, and potassium. Vitamin A, calcium, and sodium are also present. These macronutrients are sparsely evident in the fruit pulp which has been studied for bioactivity.
Noni powder is rich in vitamin C, and it aids in strengthening the immune system. Glycosides and other constituents derived from the fruit have shown antioxidant effects, protecting the cell membranes from the damage caused by free radicals. It also contains alkaloids that play a role in the biochemical communication of cells in the body, triggering dormant enzymes, thus improving healthy cellular function.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Super Living Food for Great Health

Super living food has been a new buzz word to the modern society's healthy conscious person. Super living food includes fresh, organic fruits and vegetables that has great effect to fight radicals in slowing down aging process, with high fiber and essential minerals to reduce sugar level in blood, improve immune system as well as lower blood pressure and cholesterol level in the body. In short, super living food has the ability to energize, improve and enhance healthy lifestyle, cleanse, detox our body and further extend our life span. As the awareness of eating healthy, organic food has become the center of most people's lifestyle, it is not the intention to restrict or frighten anyone from eating a scoop of ice cream, french fries, chocolate or enjoying the cup of coffee and into the believe that these food will put their health at risk for the next 10 years. It has been very much a concern for those who are obsessed with food that worry about every single spoonful that went into their mouth. Food eaten should be an enjoyable process, satisfactory to the taste bud and at the same time sustaining a healthy body. Eating organic living food is great for health but in general the believe is to consume less animal fat, salt, alcohol, caffeine, highly processed carbohydrates and sugar. Increase the consumption of raw and living food such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and wholegrain cereals to have a balance and healthy diet. Our vital immune boosters are the natural pro-biotic bacterias that live in our gut. These come from fermented food such as live or bio-yogurts, pro-biotic yogurt like drinks. The good bugs will help digestion and have the strengthening effect on natural defenses. Exhaustion and low energy level is often the result of a combination of psychological and physical causes. We are responsible of our health and to understand that energy comes from the food that we eat and drink. Apart from having adequate physical activities that play an important role, choosing the right healthy, organic and living food is crucial to maintaining health and vitality. This process is a continuous life long activities and when only with consistency and right mind set applied, the benefits will be reflected from within. For optimum energy level, having resistance to diseases, protection of the heart, delayed aging process and extension of vital faculties such as reproduction, hearing, sight, memory and most important of all is to enjoy healthy living, we all can always benefit from super living foods. I am a great believer in healthy living and healthy lifestyles and have involved in conducting classes on health topics for more than 15 years. Sharing the knowledge and information about healthy living with thousands of people worldwide.