Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Benefits of Dragon Fruit and Noni
1. Red dragon fruit
Red dragon fruit contains high levels of lycopene are useful for lowering levels of bad cholesterol in the body. Antioxidants in red dragon fruit is very useful to keep the immune system (immune) our body. A strong immune system is a major requirement to counteract free radicals which is one of the main causes of cancer.
According to AL Leong from Johncola Pitaya Food R & D, an organization that examines the red dragon fruit, honey cactus fruit is quite rich in various vitamins and mineral substances which help increase endurance and beneficial for metabolism in the human body.
"Research shows red dragon fruit is very good for the circulatory system, also gives the effect of reducing the
emotional pressures and neutralize toxic in the blood. Research also shows this fruit can prevent colon cancer, in addition to preventing high cholesterol content in the blood and lower levels of fat in the body, "he said.
Overall, every red dragon fruit contains a protein that can increase metabolism and maintain cardiovascular health; fiber prevents colon cancer, diabetes and diet; carotene is good for eye health, strengthen the brain and prevent the entry of diseases, as well as bone-strengthening calcium.
Dragon fruit also contains iron to increase the blood; vitamin B1 which prevent fever entity; vitamin B2 which add taste; vitamin B3 lowers levels of cholesterol and vitamin C increase the slipperiness, smoothness of skin and prevent acne.
According to Somali Lanita MSEd MSc, Head of Unit Research, Development and Community Services Directorate Health Polytechnic Jakarta ll, dragon fruit seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats are beneficial for heart health, cholesterol binding in the body, is very good for the circulatory system, balancing blood sugar levels, normal blood sugar levels that can cause cholesterol, reduce emotional stress and neutralize toxins in the blood.
2. Morinda citrifolia (Noni)
Morinda citrifolia or noni fruit or pace referred to as miracle fruit as much usefulness. Although the Indonesian people already familiar with the properties for a long time, but the popularity of the fruit is fresh smelling expanded in recent years.
Overall, noni fruit is nutritionally complete. Body needs nutrients like protein, viamin, and essential minerals, are available in sufficient quantities in the fruit and leaves. Selenium, a mineral found in noni is a powerful antioxidant. Various types of compounds contained in noni including: xeronine, plant sterois, alizarin, lycine, sosium, caprylic acid, arginine, proxeronine, quinines well as between, trace elements, phenylalanine, magnesium, etc..
Scientific research conducted by scientists from the University of Hawaii and Louisiana State University found that alizarin and damnacanthal substances contained in the noni fruit can serve as prevention of cancer and tumors. Both of these substances kill cancer cells or tumor before these cells expand.
Latin name Morinda citrifolia fruit is also used as a traditional medicine insomnia because it contains melatonin and serotonin which work together to improve the sleep quality of insomnia sufferers. Noni also has a compound Morindin a merit increase your immune system so the body does not often attacked by the disease. In addition, Morinda also contains triterpenoid alkaloids that aid in the process of organic synthesis and recovery of body cells and morindon, red and efficacious as a laxative.
Noni is a fruit that has the potential to reduce kidney disease caused by diabetes. It is based on research Indranila K. Samsura Diponegoro University School of Medicine who tried noni extract in mice. As a result, noni extract was able to repair the damaged renal function.