Whenever a researchers discover an exotic plant with health benefits, people start adding it to their diets to take advantage of its healthy properties. This is a good thing because we are given more options to ensure a healthy lifestyle for us and our family. These things being said, we thought you guys should know more about the following 5 exotic plants with promising health benefits that are also extremely delicious.
So, if you want to add something new and healthy to your diet, read on.
Exotic plants – Marketing or Real thing?
Other companies try to use the discovery of a new fruit’s healthy properties and to turn that into big profits. But by doing this, they exaggerate those health benefits and consumers catch on really fast, adding bad reviews and diminishing that fruit or plant’s role in our diets. That’s the bad way to go, but you don’t have to worry as we don’t practice what other companies preach. You’ll always know what our natural supplements do and what are they made from. We’ll also use this blog and other content platforms to ensure we provide you with the best options.
Many exotic plants, fruit and vegetables are the real thing when it comes to health benefits. He’s our advice when you discover the potential health properties of a certain exotic plant.
- Do your research. Don’t just take one article or advertisement for granted. Try to find medical studies enforcing those health benefits.
- Don’t go for the shiny product. We’re not saying packaging isn’t important but some times, it’s used to over-sell products.
- Know what to expect. Exotic plants have health benefits but they are not wonder drugs. Adjust expectations so you’re not disappointed if you didn’t get the results you wanted – bodies are different.
5 Exotic Plants with promising health benefits you should know
The following exotic plants, fruit and vegetables have great health benefits if used the right way. Please don’t see them as wonders but as important substances for natural supplements or daily diet to improve your overall health.
We’re so used to see coconuts in our local stores that we forget we’re talking about an exotic fruit. It is seen as the tree of life in the Philippines because they use every part of this plant. Virgin unrefined coconut oil is linked to a number of great health benefits. Early studies shown that people who have a diet high in coconut were healthier and trim despite a high dietary fat intake. Coconut water is also a great way to stay hydrated and it’s seen as a better option when compared to sugary sport drinks.
These yellowish-brown berries are somewhat related tot the lychee fruit and people believe they can neutralize poisons. Asian herbalists use them for relaxing properties and recommending them as snacks for those with high stress levels. They contain many healthy substances such as iron, potassium, vitamin A & C.
Also originating from Asia (Thailand, India, Malaysia, Vietnam etc.) the mangosteen can also be grown in Hawaii and Northern Australia. Some medical studies say that this fruit can kill cancer cells with the help o xanthones. The research is somewhat thing and needs improvement. If you want to buy mangosteen, check out Asian markets or look for it online.
Switching from Asia to Africa, we had to integrate the baobab fruit in this article. If we’re talking about exotic plants with promising health benefits, we couldn’t oversee the fact that the baobab fruit has 3 more times more Vitamin C than oranges, 50% more calcium than spinach and is extremely high in antioxidants. It can also be mixed with honey and is used to treat fever, diarrhea, dysentery, small pox and measles. Scientific studies need to be performed to fully verify what the natives know already.
This exotic plant is an herb used for urinary tract disorders such as infections, pain and swelling but also in the treatment of kidney stones. Chanca piedra contains some substances that may aid with the removal of gallstones and kidney stones.
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