Noni juice is the wonder food of the juice world. Rich in antioxidants and known for its purported medicinal properties, the miraculous noni plant may reduce inflammation, stimulate the immune system, and protect against free radicals, among other things. Whether you are health conscious, feel a cold coming on, or you struggle with an autoimmune disorder, noni juice may offer you relief and support.
What is Noni?
Noni or Morinda citrifolia is a small evergreen tree that grows in Southeast Asia and Australia and is prevalent in Polynesia and Hawaii. It often grows on lava flows, in volcanic soil, and it is known for its amazing healing properties. For centuries, it has been ingested and used topically to heal various ailments or issues.
The fruit, roots, seeds, and bark are used for its medicinal properties. Today, the fruit and leaves are also used in supplements and teas. The most usable and accessible form of the noni plant today is noni juice.
The benefits of noni are still being researched in modern medicine, and its miraculous qualities have been highlighted in the integrative and alternative health industry. According to WebMD, noni juice is used in alternative medicine for arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, muscle aches and pains, menstrual difficulties, [and] headaches, among other things.
Here are 6 amazing health benefits of noni juice:
1. Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation may contribute to a variety of illnesses, chronic issues, and even joint pain. The Journal of Natural Products recently found various compounds in fermented noni juice that actively reduce inflammation. Reducing inflammation may also lead to less joint pain and more mobility.
2. Reduces Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found around the cells in your body: it is naturally occurring, found in food, and needed to make hormones and vitamin D. Whether caused by genes or diet, high cholesterol can lead to coronary heart disease. According to Science World Journal, as reported by Livestrong, noni juice reduces cholesterol.
3. Boosts Immunity
Immune system issues can stem from genetics and stressful lifestyles. With over 17 amino acids, known to aid the immune system, Noni juice can support you during stressful times or when that pesky cold makes its way around the office. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, laboratory research has found that noni juice may stimulate the immune system and even help fight tumors.
4. Enhances Digestion
Gut health is super important (http://www.yogiapproved.com/health-wellness/5-ways-maintain-gut-health-important/). It directly impacts your immune system, weight, and mental health. Noni juice may improve nutrient absorption and digestion. In one study, noni juice stimulated the release of the digestive enzymes and improved digestion.
Curious about the state of your gut and how it impacts your health? Read this: 5 Ways to Maintain Gut Health + Why It’s so Important
5. Detoxifies the Liver
The liver is an important organ in supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes, but takes a heavy toll when exposed to carcinogens and environmental pollutants. Noni juice may protect and detoxify the liver and aid in the elimination of toxins. However, it may worsen liver toxicity in some cases (please see Noni Safety section below).
6. Protects From Free Radicals
Free radicals are harmful molecules that damage the body. You encounter them through environmental pollutants and naturally occurring processes in your body (like digestion of sugar). Antioxidants protect against free radicals and repair cellular damage. And noni juice is full of powerful antioxidants, including Vitamin C, polysaccharides, coenzyme Q10, flavonoids, lipoic acid, lutein, lycopene, and selenium.
How to Use Noni Juice
You can mix noni juice with fresh grape or apple juice, or include it in your morning shake. But be sure to find a pure, natural noni juice. Wai Lana’s 100% Pure Raw Aged Hawaiian Noni Fruit Juice is an excellent addition to your health and wellness routine.
Take two tablespoons of noni juice daily, plain or mixed with water or fruit juice, on an empty stomach or 30 minutes before meals.
The benefits of noni juice have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Also, there have been reports of liver damage and kidney damage due to consumption of noni juice. Use noni under the guidance of a health care professional, especially if you have liver disease or kidney disease.
Noni Juice: From Superfood Arsenal to Daily Supplement
If you are a yogi or care about your health, you know that what you put in your body is just as (if not more) important than what you put on your body or what you do with your body. Noni juice isn’t only a superfood weapon to add to your flu season arsenal; it is a supplement you can add to your daily health and wellness routine. Stay blissed, stay blessed!
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