This is a superfood you should definitely acquaint yourself with this year. Baobab is a tangy fruit from southern Africa which is absolutely packed full of goodness and is quickly becoming one of the most important superfoods of 2015.
Baobab has been used for medicinal purposes in Africa for centuries and has been used to treat everything from fevers to malaria. Although it may not necessarily cure all health problems it’s certainly full of enough goodness to have a large impact on your general wellness.
This simple fruit is said to have six times more Vitamin C than oranges, more antioxidants than blueberries, more potassium than bananas and even twice the amount of calcium than milk contains. Considering it has high levels of Vitamin C baobab is fantastic for your skin, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which helps to protect your skin cells from being damaged by free radicals , helping to keep your skin hydrated and wrinkle free.
Baobab is also a great source of fibre which can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, it’s also extremely important for keeping your digestive system healthy. One serving of baobab is estimated to provide 24% of your RDA of fibre. It also provides your body with healthy bacteria that is good for your gut and digestive system.
Baobab is becoming easier to get hold of now and you’ll even find juices with extracts of this super fruit in some supermarkets in the UK. Most health shops will sell baobab juice or more commonly baobab fruit powder which can be added to juices, yogurts or even cakes and breads. It’s a great vitamin supplement with a distinctive and delicious taste. For more information or to try it for yourself visit Aduna.com
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