Good Health is a Natural thing!


The passion fruit is an egg-shaped tropical fruit that is also called a purple granadilla. It has a wrinkled purple-brown rind enclosing flesh-covered seeds. The seeds are edible.


The MonaVie Blend contains Passion Fruit

Passion fruit is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and iron. The seeds are edible and are an excellent source of fiber.

Passion fruit has somniferous properties, febrifugal and soporific properties. They help a person to relax and sleep well and also relieve muscle tension and anxiety as well as calm the nerves. They are known to lower blood pressure and are useful for nervous insomnia.

The juice and the leaves of passion fruit contain alkaloids, including Harman, which reduces blood pressure and has a sedative and antispasmodic action. It contains plant sterols, which help in lowering the levels of cholesterol.

Work continues at the University of Florida in conjunction with members of the Ecuadorian Passion Fruit Processors Association (EPPA) on investigating the benefits of passion fruit juice. Some of what has been learned from the University of Florida study include that Passion fruit juice inhibits cancer cell growth in two types of cancer cells in culture. While work continues in this area, the phytochemicals in passion fruit juice are thought to decrease cancer cell growth while at the same time, increase cancer cell death. The phenolic profile of passion fruit consists of phenolic acids and flavonoids. Passion fruit is rich in carotenoids, is a significant source of potassium, even more potassium than an orange.  

The results of an exciting new study, reported in April of 2008, found that passion fruit peel helps relieve asthma. Over 80% of the subjects receiving the extract found relief from wheezing, and coughing decreased by 76%. Researchers point to the fruit's antioxidants and to its flavonoids, which inhibit the production of histamine and reduce inflammation and allergy.

A combination of many fruits, including passion fruit, is extremely beneficial to our bodies. 

It is vitally important what methods are used in developing a juice drink. Most fruits have a great deal of nutrients in their skin and seed, as well as their pulp.  If these nutrients are removed, which is what happens when juice makers clarify their drinks, then all those nutrients are lost. One of the juice blends that use all parts of the fruit that are safe and edible is the blend in Monavie™.  That is why the proprietary method used to create the blend using pureed fruits and the method used to preserve the crucial benefits of the various fruits in Monavie™ is critical.

There is an enormous amount of information in books written in the Wellness genre about the benefits of passion fruit.  In addition, you can find detailed information about the passion fruit on the internet.  Be diligent in your research and question all internet sites as to the authenticity since anything, proven or unproven, can be stated on the internet.  Keep in mind that since the passion fruit are a natural product there are no clinical studies as to its healing power, therefore, the FDA will not allow anyone to make claims that it has any ability to heal or ward off disease.  Clinical trials are extremely expensive. On average, pharmaceutical companies are spending anywhere between $100 and $800 million per drug candidate.  If any company/person were to invest in the research to prove the healing power of any fruit their money could never be recouped because once they prove it’s healing power anyone can market the product because something from nature cannot be patented.  That being said, there is a great deal of testimonials of the healing power of natural herbs, fruits, nutrients, etc.  Nutritionists agree that all natural foods are far more beneficial than any vitamin supplement or pharmaceutical.


The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated the statements contained herein. The information contained in this article is intended for education, entertainment and information purposes only. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease.


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