Health & Fitness

The Mangosteen: The New Superfood

When it comes to superfoods, there has been a growing list of what’s good and what’s not over the last few years.

Superfoods have gained a lot of popularity namely because people are now more conscious about what they’re consuming and want to know what they’re putting into their bodies. Awareness about our diet and food that we’re eating is important if we want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

A lot of superfoods such as broccoli, salmon, olive oil, brazil nuts, berries are all great but they also can cost quite a lot as these foods are imported. With price increases in our cost of living, watching our expenditure has become more prevailent recently. It doesn’t have to always be expensive to eat superfoods. With these tips, you’ll be able to incorporate more into your diet quite easily as the foods mentioned here are affordable.

Now, there’s something new in the market called Ostania Mangosteen Amrita. It’s a mangosteen beverage bursting with superfood powers and the best thing about it is that mangosteens are local fruits. It’s grown and processed locally, which makes this product inexpensive and accessible to everyone.

The National University of Singapore tested this product and the found that by consuming this, you’re getting a high level of antioxidants along with all the benefits it boasts. The mangosteen is traditionally known for its healing properties. Modern technology has revealed that the mangosteen contains one of the highest antioxidant contents ever known. Research also shows that it is also anti-tumor, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. How awesome is that?!

Furley Bioextracts, a BioNexus accredited biotechnology and agrotechnology company, oversees and manages the process from seedling to the final bottled product. They also use recyclable aluminium bottles which are environmentally friendly.

A lot of people love eating mangosteens, however, the skin of the fruit is often thrown away namely because we don’t know what else to do with it. The skin of this fruit is, in fact, the most valuable. The deep, rich purple mangosteen skin is packed with Xanthones, Anthocyanins and Polyphenols – potent antioxidants that have been proven scientifically to be beneficial for us.

Ostania Mangosteen Amrita contains the whole mangosteen fruit (including the skin) and is combined with apple, roselle, acai berry, grape and pomegranate; adding yet another beneficial phytonutrient profile of Oligometric Proanthocyanidins (OPC), Resveratrol and Flavonoids. It also has NO added sugars or colouring, making it a perfect health supplement for the whole family.

Full list of benefits of the Ostania Mangosteen Amrita are below:

  • An immune system booster (helps prevent the common flu)
  • Improves the bowel system (relieves constipation, aids weight loss)
  • Stops fatigue / lethargy (especially for cancer patients and athletes in the recovery phase)
  • Aids in the prevention of cancer
  • Assists in lowering bad cholesterol
  • Assists with skin conditions
  • Help in maintaining eye health
  • Eases allergy symptoms
  • Fights harmful free radicals responsible for ageing and inflammation

Ostania Mangosteen Amrita is the only mangosteen beverage tested on the market and validated by researchers of the National University of Singapore to have a 14186 ORAC*; which means it is higher in antioxidants than some of the other well-known superfoods such as blueberries, acai berry and raw cacao. The table below illustrates more examples.

Ostania Mangosteen Amrita is priced at RM49.90 for 500ml.

Certifications: HACCP, ISO22000 and JAKIM Halal

Recommended serving size: 30ml daily

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