Feel Good Matters Blog
Super fruit Dream Team
23 Mar 2017 15:40:27
Naturally packed with antioxidants, many super fruits not only add flavour to foods and drinks but can give you a natural boost of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids.
Acai for Vitamin A
These deep purple berries from the rainforests of South America contain very high levels of antioxidants. Anthocyanins in Acai are a type of antioxidant which has the ability to lower cholesterol levels. They are rich in plant sterols which are beneficial for heart health as they help to prevent blood clots, improve circulation and relax blood vessels.
Acai are also high in essential fatty acids and contain amino acids which makes them great not only for heart health but also to promote muscle performance, strength and endurance. They boost energy, support immunity and reduce fatigue. The nutrients in Acai help assist the production of serotonin which helps you feel calm and happy.
Acai berries skin and pulp contain fibre and their high levels of antioxidants make the fruit an ideal ingredient in skincare, helping skin to retain moisture and keep it youthful. They have high levels of vitamin A, known to be highly beneficial for skin, hair and nails. They also contain zinc which is known to help heal scars and stretch marks and help reduce acne.
Camu Camu for Vitamin C
Camu Camu are another rainforest superstar. They are packed full of Vitamin C, the highest levels of any other fruit and 60 times more per serving than an orange, they also contain flavonoids and antioxidants. Like Acai, they contain amino acids that help with muscles, tissues and the nervous system. Another benefit they share with Acai is their ability to balance your mood; research has also shown that Camu Camu supports an increased seratonin levels in the brain. The accompanying minerals and amino acids enhance the ultilisation and efficiency of the high levels of Vitamin C in Camu Camu making them a super supplement for skin and collagen, bones, blood vessels and for strengthening your immunity. They also have anti-viral and Anti-inflammatory properties.
Boabab for Antioxidants and Fibre
Boabab is a greenish pod from southern Africa with a powdery, white fruit inside. Like Camu Camu it has high levels of Vitamin C and it has extremely high levels of antioxidants. It also has twice the levels of calcium than milk and is high in iron and magnesium. It also contains prebiotic which supports healthy gut bacteria. 50% of Baobab is made up of dietary fibre so it is the king of fruits when it comes to fibre and antioxidants. It is anti-inflammatory and helps to balance blood sugar levels as well as enhance immunity and energy. Just like Acai and Camu Camu, it is also great for your mood and mental clarity too. The amazing antioxidants in Boabab make it ideal for skin and hair; like Acai it helps retain moisture and supports collagen production and elasticity in the skin.