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The Baobab tree has many names; one of them is 'The Tree of Life'. It is capable of providing shelter, clothing, food, and water for African human inhabitants and animals. These trees are recognizable by their distinctive swollen stems which are used for making cloth and rope. Traditionally the ancient Egyptians used it for treating fevers, dysentery and bloody wounds. For generations in Africa, it has been often given as a calming agent for those with a fever but is also used to combat diarrhea, dysentery and smallpox.
The leaves of this superfood are used as condiments and medicines. The hollow trunks store massive amounts of water to cope with seasonal droughts. The tree's fruit which are large pods known as 'monkey bread' or 'cream of tartar fruit' and are rich in vitamin C.
What makes it the most super superfruit of them all?
Well first, it provides you a natural way to achieve healthy, glowing skin. It is loaded with vitamin C, calcium, antioxidants and high fiber and is almost fat-free. Most of the potential health benefits of baobab fruit powder over its fresh counterpart have been largely attributed to the unusually high levels of nutrients this exotic superfood contains.
What are the health benefits?
This fruit will never cease to amaze you; its fruit pulp, leaves, barks, roots, seeds and oil are commonly used to combat a wide variety of ailments.
- The fruit has been shown to possess strong antioxidant properties, which may further boost the benefits of this super fruit for your skin.
- Vitamin C and the Glycemic controlling property of baobab powder from it promote weight loss.
- Helps to keep your heart and overall cardiovascular system healthy.
- Protects your liver against significant damage
- Possesses minerals that act both individually and synergistically to perform numerous tasks of the human body
Due to its scarce availability in the UK, it is sold as a dried baobab powder just like acai powder and moringa powder. A teaspoon a day will provide you with all of the benefits this fruit has to offer.
How can Baobab Help to Lose Weight?
As you now know, baobab has extremely high fiber content which is one of the biggest ways it helps you lose weight. This fiber often has a laxative-like effect, helping to clear out your digestive system and toxins and waste from your body. This further assists you to better break down and process your foods, and helps prevent unsightly bloating. The high soluble fiber content of the fruit also has huge effects on your metabolism, helping it to work faster and more efficiently. Doesn’t it sound like a good way to burn more calories with less effort?
What does it taste like?
The delightfully flavored fruit has a light and subtly tangy taste which blends perfectly with other fruity tastes, making it easy to squeeze in to your daily dose energy drink. The baobab powder though has a nutty flavor.
How do I use it?
If you don’t find Baobab fruit around, don’t worry as you can also use the natural supplement form of the superfood. You may also find them in nutrition bars or in powder drink mixes. It’s great to enjoy your baobab powder in a smoothie with some berries, vanilla or chocolate, you can also try it in non-dairy yogurt and oatmeal.
While baobab is generally considered safe, it is still better to known about the safety of long-term use of supplements containing baobab. Also, consult a doctor before using the supplements especially if you are a pregnant woman, nursing mother, child, or those with medical conditions or who are taking medications.
Where can I buy my own Baobab?
The African fruit packed with nutritional goodness will be seen everywhere soon. Still if you may have no luck in finding the baobab powder in health food stores in the UK, you can get hold of them online. If you're really impressed by the health benefits of the fruit then order it from WeightWorld today and get it delivered tomorrow.