Jonesin’ For Jujube
Did you know that BAZI is the only energy drink to contain Jujube? No, not those little over-priced chewy candies that rest next to the nonpareils at the movies. I’m talking about the nutritious Chinese fruit that has been cultivated for over 4000 years. How’s that for healthy tradition?
The fruit’s health benefits have been used by various cultures. For example, in China jujube is used to treat diarrhea, fatigue and loss of appetite (probably because they are so delicious). Japanese researchers have found that jujube increases immunity. In India, jujube seeds are taken to quell nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps in pregnancy.
There are other great uses for jujube:
- Cancer Treatment – The National Center of Biotechnology found jujube juice to have high cytotoxic activity on different tumor lines. In other words, the juice reduced tumor cell division (growth). These benefits have been attributed to the jujube’s high content of bioactive compounds. Studies conducted over a 20 year period have shown bioactive compounds to play an important role in the prevention of chronic diseases.
- Stress Relief – Jujube can calm nerves and reduce anxiety. In fact jujube has been made into a syrup, tea, and wine for that specific purpose!
- Blood Purification – Jujube fruits contain alkaloids, triterpenoids and saponin. These compounds are all beneficial in purifying the blood and aiding digestion. Consuming the jujube fruit will help treat diarrhea, chronic fatigue, bronchitis and anemia.
A jujube nutritional chart via Purdue University.
The next time you’re jonesin’ for jujube just grab a BAZI. You’ll get healthy energy for a healthy life.