Tuesday November 3, 2015
It just takes a glance around the grocery store to see how much the American diet has changed in the last 50 years. And it just takes looking at the obesity, diabetes, and heart disease statistics to see the impact of that change. Compounding the problem, Americans today spend more time sitting and less time exercising. It’s a sure recipe for steady health decline.
There are countless factors that determine the health of our bodies, but most of them are related in some way to the foods we eat. If you fuel your body with empty calories, you can’t expect top performance.
But if you fuel your body with nutritious, healing foods like raw organic noni, you can bring your body back into a state of balance and good health! Here are a few ways noni can counteract some of the most serious health concerns of modern America.
Overfed and Undernourished?
It’s amazing that in a society where most Americans eat nearly twice the calories they need each day, most are actually undernourished. That means they don’t get enough of the essential nutrients and micronutrients their bodies need to be fully healthy.
Noni Fruit Leather can help make sure you get a daily dose of those important nutrients. Noni has over 165 beneficial compounds, many of which are antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that your body converts into high-quality fuel.
It’s crucial to use only non-fermented raw noni, like in our low-heat slow-dehydrated Noni Fruit Feather, because fermentation and pasteurization damage many of these delicate nutrients. If you can’t access fresh noni fruit, Noni Fruit Leather is as close as you can get to eating noni right off the tree—but with a 2 year shelf life!
Get Blood Sugar Back on Track
Because our American diet is high in simple sugars and other processed carbohydrates, many of us experience dangerously high blood sugar levels. This has consequences for many of the body’s systems, including the cardiovascular system, kidneys, and more.
Blood sugar is a particularly pervasive and dangerous epidemic. Instances of Type II Diabetes are on the rise year after year, because our diets are so full of simple carbohydrates. These simple carbs cause blood sugar spikes that strain our body’s systems and cause insulin resistance.
Fight Infection and Inflammation
Poor diet weakens our immune systems and leaves us vulnerable to long-term low-grade infection and inflammation. The symptoms can be subtle enough to go ignored for many years, but can slow down the body in a number of ways.
In the short term, inflammation and infection can cause fatigue, hormone imbalance, and other complaints. In the long term, serious damage can be done to organs and systems in the body. Chronic inflammation may cause many life-threatening illnesses, like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.
Noni is great for relieving inflammation in the body, whether applied topically or taken internally. It contains high levels of scopoletin, a powerful anti-inflammatory compound.
Noni also contains anti-microbial compounds, which fight bacterial infection as well as parasites and fungi. The fruit can even boost the immune system, to help your body fight off attacks better in the future.
Boost Cardiovascular Health
Cardiovascular health in particular suffers from the sedentary lifestyle and poor diet that many Americans have adopted. High blood pressure and high cholesterol levels are symptoms, but they can also have a big impact on long-term health.
High blood pressure and high cholesterol tax the cardiovascular system, making it work extra hard to deliver blood around the body. They’re major risk factors for heart attack and stroke.
There’s increasing evidence to show that noni can actually reduce blood pressure when taken in the long term, and help balance out cholesterol levels. Part of this is due to a diuretic effect, lowering sodium levels in the body. Noni may also have antispasmodic and vasodilation properties, allowing blood to flow more smoothly, regularly, and easily through the body.
Noni also has been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels, reducing buildup of atererial plaque—a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
Break the Low Energy Cycle
Our diets have another major implication on health. Poor diet means low energy levels, which increases the amount of time spent being sedentary. Long periods of time sitting still wreak havoc on the body’s joints, muscles, metabolism, and cardiovascular health, so it’s a serious issue.
Low energy levels can be a sign of inflammation or infection, but they can also result from inadequate nourishment or chemical imbalance in the brain. For all three of these causes, noni can help!
One of the first results most people get when they start taking noni every day is an increase in energy levels. This can be seen in animals as well as humans—it’s no placebo! Noni heals the body from the inside out, freeing up your body’s energy to be used living life, rather than fighting off disease.
Energy levels tend to be a positive feedback loop. That means, if you have low energy levels, your natural reaction (to sleep extra, lie or sit down a lot, and avoid activity) will actually cause your energy levels to sink even lower. In reverse, the activities you naturally feel like doing when you’re energized tend to give your body even more energy!
If you’re on a cycle of lower and lower energy, sometimes all you need is a little boost to reverse it. Noni can be that boost!
How has noni improved your health? Let me know in the comments!