In today’s world, you hear about the benefits of antioxidant supplements, why you should be consuming them, and how they prevent diseases. While some of these assertions may be true, there may not be enough research to support their claims. According to an article from the Harvard Public School of Health, there is little
supportive evidence to show that antioxidants in their supplement form prevent diseases. What the article did state is that foods in their natural state contain vitamins, antioxidants, and other chemical compounds that when combined, whelp prevent diseases.
Arewa Baobab gets its Baobab from sources that allow the fruit to naturally dry on the tree, so the fruit pulp we sell in its natural state, complete with the red fibres. We make sure the Baobab is sourced in this manner, and we limit the use of machinery to maintain the nutritional profile. Here are three reasons why you should get Arewa Baobab to get your vitamin C and antioxidants.
Antioxidants work best in their natural form
As mentioned above, the article from the Harvard Public School of Health states that from research, antioxidants in their natural form work to prevent diseases because they combine with other nutrients, antioxidants, and plant nutrients. Arewa Baobab is in its natural state with a very limited use of machines, so the antioxidant level has been maintained. Combined with its high fibre, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and iron, the antioxidants in our Baobab will function at its optimal level.
Antioxidants are the highest compared to any other fruit
Apart from the other nutrients available in Arewa Baobab, Baobab fruit powder has demonstrated that it has much more antioxidants than any other fruit. According to the Journal of Nutrition, Baobab has the highest antioxidant content of any fruit – more than Goji Berries, and more than Blueberries and Pomegranates combined.
Very High Source of Flavanoids
Study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) showed that Baobab fruit powder is a rich source of Flavanoids, specifically - procyanidins and flavonol glycosides. Flavanoids protect plants at the cell level by serving as cell cycle regulators, however, when consumed they show anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and antioxidant properties. They help regulate cell activity and eliminate free radicals that cause oxidative stress, which protects the human body from toxins. Consumption of Flavanoids through whole foods have shown to decrease the risk of possible diseases.