Antioxidants that fight harmful free radicals in the body have been a rage in healthy eating for years. The buzz around antioxidants is fully justifiable because they help fight against oxidative stress caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and a lack of properly balanced nutrition. These days a lot of people pay attention to the ORAC value of many foods, which determines how antioxidant rich each type of food is. So it’s logical for us to strive to consume such nutrition more often if we want to stay healthy.
The organic maqui berry powder by Sunfood is made from a super-fruit that has a very, very high natural ORAC value – the Maqui berry. Maqui (latin name: Aristotelia chilensis) is also known as Chilean Wineberry, a dark purple fruit, similar to the blueberry, which has been the long-standing health secret of the Mapuche people for centuries as it has fantastic health-promoting qualities. These wonder berries used to create this tart and fruity powder are wild grown in Patagonia, meaning they are free from GMOs, pesticides and other unnecessary chemicals, because this is one of the cleanest and most fertile regions on Earth!
So if you’re looking to start or improve your antioxidant-diet, sustain a vegan diet, or simply to take a healthy organic dietary supplement, just add a scoop of this powder into your food. You can snack on it straight from the bag, make tea from it, or add it to smoothies, yogurt, shakes and other recipes. Start paving your way to a better, disease-free lifestyle! To prolong the life of this product, keep it sealed and stored in a cool environment away from strong light.
Maqui berry nutritional value
The wholesome dark berry is rich in minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium), fiber and also has a little protein found present in it. The vitamins which are found in maqui are vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamins B1 and B3. To boot, maqui berry (consequently the maqui berry powder supplement) contains a lot of the pigments called anthocyanins which have a powerful antioxidant activity. Polyphenols, resveratrol and anthocyanins are all found to be abundant in this little fruit. Overall, the antioxidant value of the berries is nearly 27,600 per 100mg! Just for comparison, Acai’s value is 16,700 and banana’s value is 813. In Chile, researchers made a study in which maqui compared to all other berry types, had higher phenol content and proved to be better on total antioxidant reactivity tests. At last, but not least, maqui berry contains omega- 3 and omega-9 fatty acids.
Health benefits of Maqui berry
Though not being amongst the most famous fruits in the world, this super-berry will most certainly grow to be very popular in the future, because of its impressive nutritional profile and potential health-improving properties. Maqui berries are a natural successful weight loss means. It speeds up your metabolism which results in more efficient and faster fat burning. By taking these nutritious dark berries during or after meal can help supress blood glucose, level energy bursts and prevent the forming of new fat cells.
Aristotelia chilensis is an anti-cancer and anti-aging food because of its exceptional antioxidant presence. This is indeed the fruit that sits on top of the most antioxidant-rich fruits on the planet and has what it takes to eliminate the obnoxious molecules. With age advancing we become more vulnerable to the harmful influence of the radicals which leads to the deterioration of our organs. We have a defensive mechanism against this pernicious process, that however weakens with time. That’s why maqui berry can neutralize the DNA-damaging molecules, and helps you stay and feel younger and fit.
Chilean wineberries have great anti-blood clotting, pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. Those having problems with joints and bones will find the fruit very useful, especially those suffering from arthritis and people looking for an atherosclerosis natural remedy.
These remarkable dark purple berries promote young and clean looking skin. Again, this is due to their robust antioxidant character that destroys skin cell harming free radicals.
Maqui demonstrates antibacterial activity, which may help to kill foodborne germs and treat illnesses caused by such.