The Superfood That Is Baobab
“Baobab prevents wrinkles and prevents ageing too. Vitamin C present in Baobab, also aids metabolism, energy release and bolsters the immune system”
The baobab tree is a prehistoric looking tree from southern Africa. Some of these trees have been carbon dated, putting their age at a staggering thousand years. Some are even believed to be twice as old! The fruit that it bears is contained within a greenish pod.
Cracking open the pod will reveal a powdery white fruit that established itself as the official superfood of 2015. It’s not all gimmicks with this one, it really has an astonishing nutrient content. This fruit is widely available in the form of powder.
Great For The Skin And A Challenge For Blueberries
Baobab is a great source of vitamin C, far exceeding oranges. Vitamin C is essential for collagen and elastin formation which gives the skin support and elasticity. Needless to say that it prevents the dreadful wrinkles and prevents ageing. Vitamin C also aids metabolism, energy release and bolsters the immune system.
As tar as antioxidants go, this is the king! Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body on a cellular level. It prevents the tree radicals from damaging the body and also detoxes the body. Baobab has more antioxidants than blueberries, dried prunes and goji berries. Hence, it leaves the rest of them behind in a cloud of dust.
Prebiotic Supertruit Packing Nutrients
Prebiotics are essentially food for probiotics. Prebiotics nourish the good bacteria that can be found in the gut. They also aid digestion and help cure various digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Baobab is rich in prebiotics, fibre and protein. This makes it an immensely valuable addition to your diet. Baobab also has an unnatural amount of minerals in abundance. These include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
The gluten intolerant will be pleased to hear that it is also gluten-free. The Baobab also functions as a natural thickening agent. Simply add the powder to any sauce or dressing to thicken instead of flour, or corn starch. Start adding this to your diet and live healthy!