Leaving months of excesses behind and staying in shape is one of the most common goals when you want to follow a healthy and balanced diet. However, the key to all this lies in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Consuming natural products as well as doing physical exercise, as well as avoiding the empty calories we get from alcohol or industrial pastries, are some guidelines to follow. If we also add additional factors like superfoods, we will likely be able to reach our goal in much less record time than initially planned.
Although superfoods and infusions are the trend nowadays, they have become fashionable relatively recently, thanks, among other things, to the fact that their consumption has many benefits for the body. Despite this, it must be borne in mind that miracle diets do not exist and that the sole and exclusive consumption of this type of food will not mean radical changes.
Regarding superfoods, there is a wide variety of them and they can be found very easily both in health food stores and in supermarkets, it all depends on the type of product we are looking for. This will vary depending on the results we are looking for and what we want the food in question to provide us. Thus, for example, purple corn has a high protein content, while maca is very rich in minerals. Another superfood that we propose today is Noni, a typical tropical fruit from Polynesia that few people know about and which has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Noni has high amount of antioxidants. Its high levels of selenium, xeronine and scopoletin help neutralize free radicals, thereby preventing premature aging of tissues. Additionally, this superfood contains progeronin, a component that is converted into xeronine once in the body, an alkaloid that regulates metabolism and various biological functions.
One of the strong points of Noni is that due to its antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties, it is able to help fight ‘Helicobacter pylori’ and help in the treatment of ulcers, gastritis or intestinal parasites. On the other hand, its root juice has laxative properties due to the abundance of anthraquinone, which increases peristaltic activity.
Noni extract contains alizarin, anthraquinone and L-asperuloside, which are responsible for the antimicrobial properties capable of fighting the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli and tuberculosis bacillus.
how to take it
Noni is not a very tasty fruit, that is why it is taken in the form of juice by mixing it with sugar or honey. It is customary to drink its fermented juice, which may also be mixed with lemon juice and some natural sweeteners such as maple syrup.
The benefits of Noni are many but there are some more too. Difference, Noni is not recommended during pregnancy, as it is anti-estrogenic and, even in small doses, may prevent pregnancy or cause miscarriage.
Regular consumption for a long period of time is not recommended without the advice of a professional. Due to the high potassium content in it, it is not recommended to take Noni in case of liver, kidney or heart disease.
Remember that this is general information and does not under any circumstances replace professional advice.