The noni tree belongs to the coffee family of trees and is also called as Indian mulberry, beach mulberry, great morinda, and cheese fruit. Noni is a bumpy, yellowish-white fruit that has been used medicinally for thousands of years to boost the immune system and detoxify the body.
The noni fruit is commonly made into a juice or powder and used in beverages blended with other ingredients and juices, but juice concentrates are also available. These products are sold world-wide, but they’re most popular in North America, Mexico, Asia and Australia. Noni is cultivated throughout the tropics and widely naturalized. Although noni first gained popularity in Hawaii, mainland USA was quick to catch up. Here are some important health benefits of noni fruit juice.
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1. Strengthens Immune System
Noni juice strengthens the immune system and is effective in fighting infections and other ailments. The polysaccharides present in the
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2. Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Noni fruit extracts have been found to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Consumption of noni juice helps in reducing the level of glycosylated hemoglobin, serum triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the body. Additionally, the fruit extracts help in enhancing insulin sensitivity and stimulate the absorption of glucose.
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3. Maintains Cardiovascular Health
Noni juice helps in dilating the blood vessels by comforting the smooth muscles cells within the cells walls, resulting in free-flow of blood in through the arteries. This regulates the blood pressure and helps in maintaining a healthy heart. The lipid profiles in noni fruit, which reduce the LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, total cholesterol content, and improves HDL (good) cholesterol levels in the body, are crucial components in maintaining cardiac health.
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4. Delays Gastric Expulsion
The phytonutrients in noni juice has the power to delay the gastric expulsion, which in turn delays the digestion process resulting in slow release of sugars into the bloodstream. Noni juice also stimulates the release of digestive enzymes called cholecystokinin without adversely affecting the volume of urine, feces and intestinal transit.
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5. Prevents Parasitic Disease
Noni juice is highly sought after since it can help prevent parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis, which occur in tropical areas and southern Europe from sand flies. Noni fruit’s rich phenolic and aromatic compounds are known to destroy the parasites, making it a possible treatment against leishmaniasis.
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6. Delays Cancer Cell Growth
Noni fruit has cancer-fighting properties. The anti-cancer properties of anthraquinones make noni the superfruit. It contains naturally occurring phenolic compounds called anthraquinones, which prevent glucose from entering tumor cells, thereby preventing metastasis. This helps in slowing the growth of cancer cells and reduces pain and fatigue associated with cancer. The anthraquinones are naturally found in the seeds and leaves. But, some products available in the stores may not contain these compounds.