The Maqui Berry is a type of wild fruit commonly found in South America, especially in Chile. In my post today, I will share 7 ways the maqui berry promotes overall better health.
The fruit is one of the many types of berries that grow around the world such as blueberries, Acai berry and black berries.
It has a dark purple-like appearance with a circular shape.
Like any other fruit, it has been associated with many health benefits.
Today, the berry’s extracts can be found in the form of powder in shop counters around America.
The Maqui Berry is not only sweet but it also promotes a healthy lifestyle.
In other words, you don’t have to endure a bad smell or bitter taste to live a healthier lifestyle.
You can take the berry in small dozes as part of desert or as a snack just as you do with oranges or other fruits.
So how does the Maqui berry promote better health? Below are seven benefits although more are known to exist; See here.
1. Improved Eye Health
Carrots are known as the go-to veggies when it comes to improving eye health.
Interestingly, it’s not about the type of fruit or vegetable but rather the component anthocyanin.
This is the component that gives fruits and vegetables their red, purple or black color.
The darker the fruit the more the antocyanin component.
Maqui berries have a higher dosage of anthocyanin which is believed to promote eye health.
Specifically it relieves dry eyes which result from exposure to different types of light.
For instance if you spend a lot of time on your computer at the work place and spend the rest of the evening on your phone,
you’re exposing your eyes to a lot of artificial lighting thus affecting the production of tears. Subsequently you end up with dry eyes.
Therefore make an effort to grab a few maqui berries in the morning before going to work to remedy the effects of your lifestyle.
2. Blood Sugar Control
Many people ingest a lot of sugar in their bodies either knowingly or unknowingly.
Sugar exists in most foods, liquids and supplements. Even ketchup has sugar.
It’s hard to control your blood sugar naturally when you can’t tell how much you’re ingesting everyday.
Maqui berries also contain sugar but in low doses.
However, they help inhibit the absorption of carbs into your blood stream, thus controlling glucose levels in your blood.
3. Reduced Risk of Chronic Illnesses
Information on how to prevent chronic illnesses is floating around everywhere.
Everyone has a theory on how to prevent cancer, heart problems, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
However, all you need to know is that foods and fruits rich in antioxidants can help with that.
Antioxidants control oxidation in the body.
Oxidation, on the other hand is a process that produces free radicals which end up damaging cells in the body.
Maqui berries contain high contents of antioxidants which help prevent cell damage in the body.
4. Promotes Heart Health
The heart is one of the most vital organs in the body but also difficult to protect.
While most people focus on weight loss, blood sugar control and other popular health measures, the heart is often ignored.
This organ faces the risk of failure due to high levels bad cholesterol which prevent blood flow to the heart.
You may not get rid of cholesterol in your diet, but you can control it’s effects on your heart.
By taking the maqui berries lowers the levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).
In return, this reduces the risk of heart failure and heart attacks.
5. Weight Loss
While there is need for further research, the maqui berries can promote weight loss in a number of ways.
First, they contain very low sugar content (1g per fruit), which means they’re an healthier option compared to popular fruits like oranges, pineapples and bananas.
Therefore, if you take these berries on a daily basis, you’re unlikely to gain significant weight.
In addition, the fact that they inhibit the absorption of carbs into your blood stream means they can control weight gain caused by carbs.
Lastly, they’re believed to control the storage of fats (as explained above) into the body, thus controlling weight gain.
6. Reduced Inflammation
Common illnesses such as arthritis and back problems can make life unbearable.
These diseases cause inflammation and pain which requires patients to take medication more often than the average person.
Taking pain and inflammation medication all the time can be frustrating as it affects the quality of life.
Maqui berries help reduce inflammation as well as control pain which translates to less pain medication.
Overall, these berries can improve the quality of life for people living with illnesses that cause inflammation.
We all want to look young forever.
Aging is caused by common everyday activities and exposure to sun.
Ultraviolet rays are especially notorious at deteriorating the skin’s health.
The antioxidants in Maqui berries nourish skin cells as well as prevent damage to the cells thus promoting overall beauty.
7 Ways The Maqui Berry Promotes Overall Better Health – Conclusion
In a nutshell, berries are quite easy to consume as they come in the form of small fruits that don’t need preparation, slicing or peeling.
If you have a handful of these berries, you can take them like nuts and boost your overall health.