Mangosteen is a tropical evergreen tree originating in Indonesia. Asia also used the mangosteen tree (the fruit and bark) in folk medicine treatments for many years. A diet rich in Mangosteen can help lower cholesterol, control the level of triglycerides and serve as an anti-inflammatory agent. My favorite thing about this lovely fruit is that it helps with regeneration and repairing of new cells in the body. Therefore, it’s amazing for your skin and fighting off cold and flu. Whenever I’m feeling ill, I SLAM a glass of mangosteen and carrot juice. I honestly believe it helps me heal faster.

Mangosteen, also known as Xango, can be found in juice form at Whole Foods Market and Fresh and Natural (Shoreview)