Small: 4x3 sized pouch
approximate serving size : 12 to 15 servings
Aids with: dry eye, weight loss, prediabetes, diabetes, diarrhea, fever, heart disease, and fatigue
Maqui berry has been deemed a superfruit due to its high potent antioxidant content and potential health benefits, including reduced inflammation, blood sugar control and heart health. Antioxidants work by stabilizing free radicals, thus helping prevent cell damage and its adverse effects
Maqui berries are reportedly packed with up to three times more antioxidants than blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. In particular, they’re rich in a group of antioxidants called anthocyanins.
Studies show eating foods rich in anthocyanins, like the maqui berry, may prevent certain chronic diseases, such as cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. This is because antioxidants, like anthocyanins, help fight free radicals and give the fruit its deep purple color. Free radicals have a single, unpaired electron. That means they’re reactive and unstable. Because of this, they’ll seek out other molecules to either take away an electron or give them their extra electron. When this happens, more free radicals are created, which causes damage and destroys our cells and DNA. When too many free radicals are produced, that’s when oxidative stress occurs, which leads to the chronic diseases mentioned above.
New data reveals that 1 out of 5 adults who suffer from a heart attack are under age 40! The reason heart attack patients are becoming younger and younger could be linked to poor habits and lifestyle choices. An 18 year study suggests consuming maqui berry can dramatically lower the risk of heart attacks predominantly in younger women. In 1989, the Nurse’s Health Study examined 93,600 healthy women ages 25-42, and closely recorded the relationship between diets high in anthocyanins and its effect on their hearts. After years of repeated follow up, the studies confirmed diets high in anthocyanins (the antioxidant compound found in maqui) were associated with a 32% reduced risk of heart attacks, compared to those lowest in these antioxidants.
In addition to reducing heart attacks, maqui berry has also been shown to lower levels of bad cholesterol, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
There are nearly 100 trillion types of bacteria in your body and most of them live in your intestines! Not forgetting about this organ and keeping it healthy is entirely dependent on your diet. The more nutrient-rich your diet is, the more diverse the bacteria is, which is a good thing! Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet (SAD) is full of unhealthy fats and added sugar, which can create more bad bacteria than good. And too much bad bacteria can lead to chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. However, studies show maqui berry can actually re-shape harmful bacteria. The gut microbiota can metabolize anthocyanins and use them to rebuild good bacteria!
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