Don’t let the sweet taste fool you!

Mangosteen, a tropical fruit, is a nutritional powerhouse minus a bad taste. Mangosteen fruit has been enjoyed by people of Southeast Asia for thousands of years where it is considered a youth tonic. Mangosteen has achieved super fruit status. It tastes like a pineapple and is about the size of a tangerine.

Its health benefits are found in consuming the whole fruit, especially the rind where lies a rich source of Xanthones, free radical scavengers that protect the cells of the body from damage that can lead to poor health.

Mangosteen fruit is also a rich source of nutrients including bioflavonoids, polyphenols, and catechins. Its vitamin and mineral content includes:

  • Ascorbic acid
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Niacin
  • Phosphorus

Along with protecting cells against free radical damage, mangosteen fruit aids cardiovascular, lymphatic, and immune systems. Some people find that mangosteen fruit juice helps reduce inflammation thereby benefiting joints and musculoskeletal system. The fiber found in mangosteen fruit helps the digestive tract and promotes proper digestion.

An added benefit of mangosteen fruit is that is promotes healthy histamine levels to help in the response to environmental triggers like mold, dust, and pollen.

Mangosteen fruit must be picked ripe in order for the user to receive its maximum benefits. Always look for a certified organic pure liquid form without additives or sweeteners. Check out these sources of mangosteen fruit juice:,


People are catching on to the benefits of consuming bone broth like improved immunity, better joint health, metabolism boost, skin health support, and bodily detoxification. Buying pre-made bone broth is ideal, if you can find an organic brand that also has low sodium. Making your own at home is time consuming and messy.

To receive benefits without the hassle or excess sodium, consider Ancient Nutrition bone broth powder available at or at your local health food store. Just mix the powder in a smoothie each day. Ancient Nutrition has a variety of flavors including pure (great to give to pets), vanilla, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon apple, greens, banana cream, and turmeric.

GIVE ME FIVE: Five winter greens

  • Escarole
  • Beet greens
  • Kale
  • Bok choy
  • Mustard greens

SPIRITUAL WELLNESS: Hear, Believe, and Receive God’s One Way to Heaven


Faith is just believing God’s word is true.  God wants you to HEAR his word.

“…faith cometh by HEARING and HEARING by the word of God.” Romans 10:17


BELIEVE God made the ONE WAY for you to go to heaven.

Jesus, who is God the Son, died on the cross, was buried, and rose again for you so that you won’t be forever in hell when you die.

 “…Christ died for our sins…he was buried…he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”               I Corinthians 15:3&4


You need to RECEIVE Jesus as your Savior from sin.

“But as many as RECEIVED him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God…” John 1:12

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 6:23

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10 

You can be forgiven for your sins.

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

Will you RECEIVE him?

You can tell him:  God, I am sorry for my sins.  I believe Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for me.  I believe He was buried and rose again.  Save me, I ask this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Originally published by:

Tracts, Inc.

  1. O. Box 24782

Chattanooga, TN 37422


Reprinted with permission

WELLNESS MATTERS, January/February 2017

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