Noni Juice-bursting with antioxidants, and why that’s a good thing
What are antioxidants?
Every day your body undertakes thousands of chemical reactions, this is what keeps you alive, lets you move, gives you energy, and is how you think. But many of these reactions have harmful waste products. These harmful products are called Free Radicals and they are created during normal respiration, where your cells create energy, you immune system may create them to target invading pathogens, and numerous environmental factors, like living in a polluted area, and things like smoking cigarettes will increase the number of free radicals in your body.
Is this a bad thing, Free Radicals don’t sound that bad. Well these can react with cells and change the cells in your body. There are a number of theories and scientific experiments that show that free radicals may lead to certain types of aging. Our body has ways to protect us against the damage free radicals can do, they use antioxidants to block this damage.
To help our body protect us we need a supply of antioxidants in our systems. Unlike other molecules in our body if antioxidants are hit with a free radical it will just absorb the free radical and become a harmless product that our body can get rid of. Some examples of antioxidant you might have heard of are vitamins C and E. In fact Vitamin C is a great help to your body if you live in an area of high pollution or you’re exposed to cigarette smoke.
What sort of damage might free radicals cause, and that anti-oxidants might protect against? Some types of heart disease are linked to free radicals, some brain diseases and even the risk of some types of cancers.
But what can you do? Make sure you have plenty of antioxidants in your body, and yes Noni juice is known to be packed full of antioxidants. As part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet Noni juice can work to protect you against the damage that life can cause.
Scientific studies have shown that Noni juice can protect against free radical damage, in 2001 a study of heavy smokers showed that by drinking Noni juice there was a reduction in the amount of harmful products in their bodies.
Free radicals are a part of living, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight against them. For 2000 years Polynesians have taken Noni juice, not to fight cancer, but to protect themselves from it in the first place, and gradually science is starting to show that there might be some truth behind these traditional beliefs.
Research is now being conducted by major universities to find the full potential of this powerful plant. Meanwhile the demand is growing for this juice, grown and bottled in the tropical sunshine of the Pacific as gradually we become aware of the health benefits of Noni Juice.