Most people are familiar with superfoods like goji berries and chia seeds, but there’s a new superfood gaining attention amongst celebrities and health-gurus alike. Noni powder is derived from the Morinda cirtifolia, or noni, tree originating in Polynesia, in particular Islands of Tahiti and Hawaii. The noni tree bears flowers and extremely pungent seed-bearing fruits, which we have to thank for the antioxidant-rich noni powder!
Noni has actually been referred to as the “queen of health plants,” which is appropriate when we consider all of the amazing benefits of this fruit, which have been utilized by traditional Polynesian healers for more than 2000 years! While, like most superfoods, noni is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, some of its most amazing compounds are its polysaccharides. First, the noni--polysaccharide noni-ppt has been found to support healthy tissue growth. Plus, the polysaccharide 6-D-glucopyranose pentaacetate enhances the “destroying power” of white blood cells and makes them more effective in fighting bacteria and disease. Due to the presence of these polysaccharides, noni has become a popular cancer-fighting agent.
In addition to supporting the body’s fight against cancer, noni is an all-around top-notch immune supporter. While its 6-D-glucopyranose pentaacetate does its job enhancing the body’s white blood cells, noni’s limonene and anthraquinones act as an antiseptic to boost compromised immune systems. In addition, this fruit is jam-packed with anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties, which is why many beauty experts also swear by it for keeping their skin healthy and glowing!
Just in case you needed a bit more incentive to try this life-changing superfood, noni has also been known to improve overall well-being and mood, and has even been utilized as a treatment for depression. We’re all for anything that can pick us up on our down days, especially when it comes packaged in something so delicious! We love to incorporate our noni powder into our smoothies, granola bars, and juices. In fact, here’s one of our favorite recipes with noni powder:
Quick Noni Refresher
- 1-1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup pineapple flesh, cubed and frozen
- Handful of ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon Organic Noni Powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon organic agave or maple syrup
- Optional: fresh ginger slices
- Place all ingredients in blender
- Blend, pour into a tall glass, and enjoy.
- Top with optional fresh ginger