Baobab Fruit Powder has been harvested and consumed by societies for thousands of years to promote good health.
What is Baobab?
The baobab tree is one of the incredible resilient survivors prominent in Africa, Australia, Arabia and some parts of Madagascar. Scientifically referred to as Adansonia, baobab trees are known to be one of the tallest plants in existence with a height of 98 feet (30 meters). Apart from that, it also produces relatively large fruits that are widely consumed and appreciated due to its delicious citrus-like flavor.
For some people, this great plant is commonly referred to as the “tree of life,” It does not only function in outliving environmental challenges but it is also a very supportive plant when it comes to humans and its vicinity. The massive trunk has over the years remained a source of protection, and the leaves, seeds, barks and fruits has over the years been used in as foods and medicines.
These leaves, bark, and pulp are also available in powdered form and have been attributed to a number of health benefits. Here are a few of the health benefits of baobab fruits and powder:
What are the health benefits of Baobab?
Improved Heart Health: Baobab fruits powder is rich in potassium and this plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of the body’s blood pressure levels. This will in turn improve the heart health. Additionally the fiber content found in baobab are very helpful in reducing the cholesterol levels in the body hence reducing your risk of severe heart problems. More so, the baobab fruit also has an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties and this also has a potential of helping you fight against heart problems.
Prevention of Cancer: most of the illnesses in our body are as a result of inflammation. This inflammation can lead to a number of health issues such as cancer. In order to decrease the rate of inflammation in the body, you can make good use of baobab fruits and powder. With its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, baobab helps to reduce your risk of cancer. It may interest you to note that baobab fruits has been a go-to option for a number of illnesses in Africa.
Baobab Aids Weight Loss: if you are looking for drop in a few pounds of weight from your body, some researches have attested to the fact that including baobab in your diets can be helpful in this regard. Apart from that, it can help you reduce cravings as well as promote your feelings of fullness. This will in turn help you eat less while also losing weight. For instance, a research study was conducted a group consisting 20 people and it was discovered that drinking a smoothie containing 15 grams of baobab extract recorded a significant increase in the feelings of hunger as compared with any other plant.
Apart from that, the fiber content in baobab is about 4.5 grams and this moves gradually through the body thereby helping reduce the rate of emptying your stomach, keeping you with the feelings of being full for longer hours. Similarly, an increase in daily fiber intake when baobab fruit powder is consumed has been observed to decrease the rate of calorie intake by 10%. This also reduces your body weight by an average of 4.2 pounds over a period of four consecutive months.
Baobab Reduces Blood Sugar Levels: Adding baobab fruit to your daily diet can significantly help control your blood sugar levels. In fact, a research study baking baobab powder into white bread can help in reducing the amount of rapidly digested starch while also slowing down the rate of increase of blood sugar levels in the body. Similarly, the report of another study which was conducted on a group involving 13 people revealed that adding baobab to white bread reduces the amount insulin required to transport sugar from the blood to the other tissues in order to help control the body’s sugar levels.
As a result of its increased sugar contents, baobab plays a significant role in slowing down the rate of absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. This can also prevent the occurrences of spikes and crashes in blood sugar while also stabilizing the blood sugar levels over an extended period.
Baobab Helps to Boost the Immune System: as a result of the unique composition of significant amount of vitamins and minerals as contained in baobab fruit powder, it is considered that baobab can strengthen the immune system of the body in an effective manner. This fruit is highly rich in vitamin C contents can greatly influence the performances of your immune system hence preventing infections and a host of other severe health issues.
There you have it! Perhaps a few of the health benefits of baobab fruit powder. However, baobab is a fruit that has been attributed with a numerous health benefits. In addition to supplying the body with a whole lot of essential nutrients, baobab promotes digestive health, helps during pregnancy, and also prevents dental problems. Above all, baobab in its powdered form is extremely incredible and of course easy to add to your diet.
Arewa Baobab Superfruit Powder, a product of Ayeba Foods, is exported from Nigeria (West Africa). Our Baobab fruits are grown by local farmers in Nigeria that sustainably harvest the ripe fruits without the use of any chemicals and without causing any harm to the Baobab trees or the environment.
Baobab trees in this region have existed for centuries. These trees have been used by surrounding communities to promote good health and improve immunity.
Arewa Baobab believes strongly in the power of raw foods and products from the earth, and the healing properties and health benefits derived from consumption and/or use.