Who knew that spending six long months at home could be this stressful? With fake news, undefined work hours, no boundaries between work and play, and even noisy neighbors, it’s not surprising to see more Filipinos documenting their own self-care practices during quarantine period. I’ve seen friends starting yoga, online fitness classes, and even meditation for the past few months! Since we’re all looking after our health, let me share another discovery that can help us maintain the habit of eating healthy and drinking healthy!
I’ve long been a fan of mangosteen and passionfruit because of their health benefits but I only recently liked dragonfruit. I’m lucky enough to be part of a household that continuously refills the fruit basket with different types of fruits but these are just three of those that really stand out. These three are collectively known as “nature’s superhealers” and they all come in drink form – Locally Superfruits! These drinks are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to help give us a boost for our daily health rituals. In case you’re not yet familiar with the benefits of each fruit, here’s a quick rundown:
Locally Superfruits Passiontastic
Something to help kick our sugar habit. A sugar buster proudly grown in Quezon, passionfruit improves insulin sensitivity and helps regulate blood sugar levels. One glass of this juice is loaded with potassium for heart health, fiber for digestion and Vitamin C for immunity.
Locally Superfruits Mangosteencredible
My favorite! Known as the queen of fruits, mangosteen is famously used as natural medicine in different parts of Southeast Asia. Rich in a powerful cardio-protective antioxidant called “xanthones,” Locally Mangosteencredible, which sources its main ingredient from Davao, can help boost heart health and immunity, decrease inflammation and even fight cancer.
Locally Superfruits Wondragonful
Nature’s wonder detox, dragonfruit is known to enhance digestion and nourish growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. Using dragonfruit sourced from farms in Baler, Nueva Ecija and Isabela, Locally Wondragonfruit is rich in antioxidants, which can help prevent conditions like gout and arthritis.
Where to buy?
The actual fruits are usually sold in fruit stands but the Locally Superfruits (Passiontastic, Mangosteencredible, and Wonderdragonful) in 1L bottles are available in supermarkets nationwide and major e-commerce platforms like Lazada and Shopee. Each 1L bottle only costs Php 120 and they’re already good for a few days – depending on how much you drink per day.
Personally, I believe this is a good alternative for people who are always on the go. Not everyone has the time to look for fruits and prepare them at home so it’s great to have an option like this to keep ourselves supercharged with #NaturesSuperHealers. Plus, they all taste super great when chilled but in all fairness, I’ve tried them in room temperature just to check if they have a medicine-like taste but there’s none! All we need to do is keep it chilled, twist the cap, pour it in a glass, and drink as much as we please. It’s not a water substitute, though! So make sure to still drink those 8 glasses of H2O every day. 🙂