History of Noni Fruit
For centuries the Polynesians have used noni fruit and noni juice as both food and medicine. Long before Western medicine started the research on noni, the Polynesians used noni to treat diseases such as arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure. It was also thought to be useful in preventing aging, thus it was used as an anti-aging food and treatment.
During World War II the Polynesians brought noni to Hawaii. It became a very popular food source for soldiers that were stationed in the South Pacific. This helped to increase the popularity of noni fruit and noni juice in the United States.
Noni Juice Nutritional Facts
Looking strictly at the fruit, for a 100 g serving of noni fruit, it contains 15.3 calories, 10.5 mg of sodium, 0.43 g of protein, less than 5 IU of vitamin A, 33.65 mg of vitamin C and 10.1 mg of calcium.
It would be easy to say that all noni juices are equal in their nutritional values, but they aren’t. Due to the very bitter taste of noni fruit, when manufacturers blend noni juice, they frequently mix it with other complementary fruit juices. To understand what the nutritional value of noni juice is, you must read the label.
Health Benefits of Noni Juice
The Polynesians have been eating noni for centuries and introduced it to the soldiers stationed in the South Pacific during the second world war because it is a food that can increase stamina.* Western medicine has conducted studies on how consuming noni can increase stamina.
As published in the November 2007 issue of “Phytotherapy Research,” the researchers confirmed that drinking noni juice on a daily basis can increase endurance and balance as well as combat fatigue.*
In separate studies and research, other health benefits of noni juice have been found to be very high in antioxidants. As our cells oxidize and produce free radicals, our bodies need a constant supply of antioxidants to eliminate the free radicals and maintain our cellular health. Noni’s powerful antioxidant activities were proven and published in an October 2009 issue of “Chemistry Central Journal.”
Other research has shown that consuming noni juice on a regular basis can raise energy levels, potentially support healthy cholesterol levels, boost immune health, promote healthy joints by lessening the effects of inflammation.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.