Over the past few of years, many different natural foods have been associated with providing amazing health benefits. Besides acai, pomegranate and many more, the health industry is constantly announcing new foods that seem to do wonders for the human body. However, these foods are definitely not a novelty, as they have been consumed for centuries.
The Noni berry also referred to as wild pine, cheese fruit or Indian mulberry is one of most recent foods that are receiving a lot of attention in the health and wellness industry. This berry grows on Morinda Citrifolia, a tree that grows on the tropical Polynesian Islands, such as Tahiti. It is an exceptional berry associated with numerous health benefits.
If you haven’t heard about this berry and its health benefits, you are definitely in the right place! Keep reading and learn more about this amazing superfood.
Meet The Noni Berry!
As already mentioned above, this berry grows on a tropical evergreen tree. It is abundant in nutrients, such as glucose, beta-carotene, protein, fructose, several B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E. In addition to these nutrients, it contains other heath-friendly components, including iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
The unmistakable bumpy surface is what distinguishes the Noni berry from other berries. It is about the size of a small potato and it has a quite unpleasant odor when it is ripe. Its flesh can be compared to the consistency of cheese.
The Health Benefits of the Noni Berry
The Noni berries have been long used by people living on Polynesian Islands to treat many different health conditions. Consider the following:
- General aches and pains
- Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure)
According to a recent study by the University of Texas, these berries contain resveratrol, a compound used for treating various tumors. Consequently, if we analyze its ability in treating cancer further, we can see that it is able to destroy tumors and to soothe the effects of different types of cancer. Another study was done by researchers at University of Hawaii School of Medicine also came up with promising results regarding Noni berry`s anti-cancer activity. In this particular study, mice were divided into two groups and were or were not given Noni, respectively. At the end of the study, the researchers revealed the results: those given Noni survived for more than 50 days, while the ones which were given no Noni were all dead within 9 to 12 days due to advanced tumor growth.
How to Ingest the Noni Berry
You can either ingest the Noni berries or sip the juice extracted from the super fruit. These juices are available in almost any whole food store or local health food store. Moreover, you can take dietary supplements on a daily basis.
In addition the aforementioned juices and supplements, you can reap Noni berry`s healing properties by using facial cleansers, soaps, and topical gels. Typically application by using these methods is also very effective, as the berry is easily absorbed through the skin and spread through the bloodstream afterward.