6 Superfood Benefits of Baobab

 

There’s a new superfood in town, baobab. It originated in Africa and loaded with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. The baobab fruit has a wooden like shell and inside are powdery chunks of naturally dehydrated superfruit. So give baobab a try and reap all the benefits below:

Anti-Aging Support
Baobab fruit is very high in antioxidants that slow aging.  On a measured ORAC value score, baobab antioxidants exceed that in acai berry, pomegranates, blueberries or many other fruits. Antioxidants reduce oxidative damage from free radical formation that results from stress, pollution, toxins in our food supply, personal care, etc. Baobab is an amazing source of the antioxidants the body needs.

Vitamin C Boost
Vitamin C boosts immunity and is an antioxidant. If you thought oranges were high in vitamin C – baobab beats it out by almost 6 times. Epidemiological studies show that diets high in fruits and vegetables are associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer, and with increased longevity. Baobab is a win-win as a natural fruit and a significant source of immune boosting Vitamin C.

Fiber Goes Regular
Baobab is one of the few fruits that is 50% fiber.  Half of every spoonful is all natural dietary fiber!  This is nature’s laxative agent, helping with elimination of toxins and promoting healthy appetite control since fiber can be more filling.

Natural Electrolytes

Especially after workouts or sweating, the body needs electrolytes to replenish. Baobab is an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, which are important for the nervous system and muscle function. Baobab fruit has almost six times more potassium than the banana. Baobab might be an athlete’s next best friend.

Moisturize without Chemicals

Baobab oil moisturizes intensely dry skin without the chemicals and fillers that many personal care items contain. Not only will you have smooth, soft skin, but your skin is absorbing Vitamins A & E plus Omega fatty acids 3, 6 & 9 from the Baobab oil, which can heal scars, reduce wrinkles and keep the skin beautiful. Add essential oils to baobab oil for natural aromatherapy.

Good for sensitive skin

Many people have skin sensitivities like eczema, psoriasis, dry skin that may be a result of the environment or a response to harsh chemicals present in a variety of skincare products.  Naturally from a tree nut, pure baobab oil is a natural alternative that is excellent for use on sensitive skin as it does not irritate or clog pores.

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