NingXia Red Part 3

Today we will look at the next four ingredients in NingXia Red.  These are plum juice concentrate, cherry juice concentrate, aronia juice concentrate and pomegranate juice concentrate.

It is amazing what all is in the juice concentrates and how they help in our health.  I have not included everything about these juice concentrates.

Plum Juice Concentrate

The health benefits of plums include relief from indigestion, influenza infection and anxiety-related problems.  The antioxidant power of plums help in treating ailments such as osteoporosis, macular degeneration, cancer, diabetes and obesity.  It helps in maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol, cardiovascular health, cognitive health, immune system strength, cellular health, electrolyte balance, the nervous system and aids in skin care and blood clotting.

Cherry Juice Concentrate

Just like most berries, cherries are rich in anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is the phytochemical that gives such fruits their color. Research into its effect on human health has shown antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.

Antioxidants are substances that can either capture free radicals and minimize their damage to cells or limit certain biochemical processes that produce free radicals. In one research involving patients undergoing dialysis, anthocyanin was observed to reduce the oxidative damage to DNA as well as inhibit the oxidation of fats.

As for this substance’s ability to reduce inflammation, it seems to be able to inhibit an enzyme called cyclooxygenase. This is actually the same activity that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs perform to be effective. Cherries can thus be a natural way to help lessen the aches and pains that come from strenuous physical exercise.

Aronia Juice Concentrate

Aronia berries have the highest concentration of antioxidants present in any fruit.  That is amazing.  These antioxidants protect the body’s cells from the damaging effects of oxidation.  Because Aronia is rich in antioxidants, it has a very high ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), almost 80 units, the highest among fruits.

Another great benefit is it keeps good urinary tract health.  Urinary tract infections (UTIs) happen to millions of people around the world.  Studies show that aronia berries are five to ten times more effective because of the higher dose of quinic acid in them, which is proven to prevent urinary infections.

There are so many other benefits with aronia berries, but let’s go on to our last juice concentrate.

Pomegranate Juice Concentrate

The health benefits of pomegranate juice make it simply one of the richest sources of antioxidant flavonoids—healing compounds in plants—that nature has to offer.  Research has confirmed that the particular flavonoids in pomegranates have the ability to slow the development of atherosclerotic disease in mice and humans to help prevent cholesterol oxidation in the blood.


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