We live in a world of supers - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman... not to mention heros from a place I never learned in astronomy class - the Marvel Universe. But while we obsess about Superheros, our real focus - and daily intake not coming from Netflix or Amazon - should be on Superfoods. They don’t come from other planets (not yet anyway) and don’t cost as much as one of Tony Stark’s cars, but they’re packed with a large variety of nutrients that keep you healthy and strong and are easily available.
One of my favorites - the one I’m going to be telling you about in a sec here - comes all the way from the Amazon Rainforest right to your kitchen counter. It’s high in Vitamin C and can keep your weight and blood pressure down along with other powerful health benefits. So let me ask you - did you have your Camu Camu Berries today? Let me take you through the benefits these potent little fruits can add to your body.
They’re High In Vitamin C.
Like really high. Camu Camu is estimated to contain up to 3 grams of Vitamin C per 3.5 ounces of fruit. In powder form - the preferred intake method due to the fruit’s sour taste, camu camu berries can deliver up to 750% of the daily intake of Vitamin C per teaspoon.
They Contain Powerful Antioxidants.
Antioxidants are substances that protect your body from free radicals. Excess free radicals in your body can lead to chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer. This is good news for smokers as the antioxidants in Camu Camu Berries can reduce excess amounts of free radicals.
They Fight Inflammation.
This is good news for arthritis and gout sufferers. Chronic inflammation caused by these conditions and other causes of inflammation have been linked to cancer and heart disease.
Camu Camu fruit pulp contains ellagic acid, an antioxidant that has been shown to inhibit inflammation triggering enzymes.
Other Potential Benefits include:
And who doesn’t love that? Animal studies indicate that the Camu Camu Berry can reduce body weight by increasing the amount of burnt calories and altering gut bacteria. In other words - they burn fat! (results may vary) And while your weight is going down so is something else...
Reduced Blood Pressure
Camu Camu Berries reduce blood pressure by promoting the dilation of blood vessels where the flow of blood is increased thereby bringing your blood pressure down.
Reduced Blood Sugar Levels
Camu Camu may minimize the spike in blood sugar after eating a high carb meal.
Fresh Camu Camu is hard on the taste buds - unless you like extremely sour foods. It’s recommended to take camu camu berries in powder form. You can pour it into your favorite recovery drink or sprinkle it on your cereal or yogurt. You won’t be able to fly or shoot spiderwebs out of your wrists, but your going to be a whole lot stronger and healthier fast - and that’s super!