The berry that is your super fruit
Down the timeline the people of Mapuche in Patagonian region of southern Chile, have incorporated the Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) as a staple in their diet, recognizing it as a healing and nutritive agent. The Mapuche Indians are the Native American Indians who resisted the Inca and Spaniards’ attempt to conquer them. Their warriors’ legendary strength and stamina is believed to have been the result of their drinking ritual of the fermented Maqui juice daily. The Maqui berry is a pious symbol of health and strength. The Mapuchas even believe that this fruit has mystical healing powers.
It is also known by the names of Chilean Wine-berry, Maquei, Queldron, Ach, Koelon and Clon. The berries make good shakes when combined with yoghurt, cereal, custard, ice cream or porridge. It is rich in anthocyanins, polyphenols and bioflavaoids which can protect our bodies from harmful free radicals. Maqui berry is wonderful source of Vitamin A, C, calcium, iron and potassium and provides physiological effects of any individual plant compound.
Many researchers believe that Maqui berries are the world’s strongest antioxidants. With extraordinary high concentration of anthocyanins, Maqui berries contain very high content of phenolic compounds and anthocyanins that exhibit high antioxidant activity. Studies found that these berries are 4 times stronger than Acai & Goji berry and almost 50 times more than a glass of red wine. A regular intake of Maqui berries help you to naturally detoxify your body and purge toxic build ups that have taken place over many years from eating poorly, leading a lethargic life without exercise and getting in contact with chemicals that is spread in the toxic environment surrounding us.
The free radicals in the body produce cancer cells. Leukemia and colon cancer are the two most common types of cancer responsible for inactive prevention system. The Maqui berry has the highest ORAC Value (Oxygen Radical Absorbence Capacity) than any other fruit. Maqui berries have an ORAC rating of 945 while blueberries and highly touted natural antioxidants, like the acai berry, only have an ORAC rating of 300. This means that 100 grams of a Maqui berry supplement can contain 38,400 ORAC units. The maqui berry which is the best antioxidant can stop the flow of free radicals, react with them & form compounds thereby preventing further growth of affected cells.
This super fruit increases metabolism level in the body thereby enabling a better process to digest diet quickly and expose more stamina. It helps to gain increased energy level and eases digestion problems. In early decades even athletes and players used this super fruit as their diet to get enough strength & enhanced power.
Deals with Diabetes
The consumption of maqui berries and its juice increases insulin production in the body that is beneficial to diabetics who are trying to balance glucose levels after meals.
The anthocyanins in maqui berry have anti-inflammatory properties and help to reduce the risk of diseases like cancer and heart disease. It also helps to prevent conditions that result from chronic inflammation such as rheumatoid arthritis and is effective in reducing the effects of bacterial infections. It is also used for the treatments of sore throat, fever, diarrhoea, ulcers, and haemorrhoids and even aids in birth delivery.
Host to Heart Health
Anthocyanin helps in preventing oxidation of cholesterol in the blood that can lead to a variety of cardiovascular health problems including hardening of the arteries, heart attack and stroke. Oxidation compounds, acids, harmful chemicals and free radicals damage blood circulation cells, veins and heart cells that trouble the usual blood circulation process.
Not only the berries but even the leaves have been used traditionally for their medicinal qualities. The berries help in raising the temperature of the body and is hence used in the winter season and to energise and revitalise the body for hard work. It is also believed to improve the condition of your nails, teeth and hair thus giving a healthier appearance. Another good side of consuming it is that adults and children both can use it with no side effect reports so far. Maqui berry in powder form is a good start in breakfast as per many dieticians’ suggestion.
If you are using these berries for weight loss no strict diet is necessary. No fillers or artificial stimulants are needed. Only a healthy diet regime with fresh fruits and vegetables (cleaned in water to avoid the insecticides and pesticides or even organic ones of possible) and at least 2-3 litres of water in daily diet can be the perfect friend to your mission.
Both Maqui berry and Garcinia Cambogia are sold in the form of pills in the market. Both the fruits are purple in colour and hence have rich anthocyanine. The main exporters of G.Cambogia are China, India, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brazil. These anti-obese foods that are going viral in the new chain of obesity-killing agents, can be ahrmful as well as they change your metabolism for a certain time period with their regularized process inside the body. Once you drop the consumption your old cycle bounces back with greater vigour.
Hence, it is always advisable to use such miraculous products with doctor’s advice and your proper understanding of the product as well. Staying fit, even if fat is sometimes advisable and commendable for longer and happier life. If you are spontaneous to try these products out, you should also be careful about a healthy diet and lots of sleep.