Legendary Maqui Berry

Apr 26 07:34 2010 Dennis Niggl Print This Article

The Maqui Berry offers great potential for nutrition and improving your overall health and well being. 

The Maqui Berry,Guest Posting also known as the Maqui Superberry, is a new super food that is dramatically changing the way people are approaching weight loss and improving their personal health. Maqui Berry grows in the central and Patagonian Region of Southern Chile and Argentina. The Mapuche Indians in Chile discovered and realized the value of Maqui Berries centuries ago.   They used the berries for maintaining a strong and healthy immune system and for the treatment of a variety of ailments such as sore throat, diarrhea, ulcers, fever, diabetes and tumors.

The Maqui Berry is a small, dark purple berry and is the most antioxidant enriched fruit in the world. According to the reports of a research conducted by Brunswick laboratories, Maqui Berry contains the highest level of antioxidants amongst all fruits. The antioxidants contained in this berry have an extra molecule of oxygen that helps combat the free radicals in our system before they can damage cells and tissues within our bodies.  

Much has been said and written in the past two years about the high level of antioxidants in the Acai Berry and the numerous health benefits of this wonderful fruit. However, it seems   that the Maqui Berry may be an even better source for nutrition. In a pound-per-pound comparison of antioxidant capabilities, the Maqui Berry was found to be superior to the Acai Berry. Using the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) ratings, which test the
antioxidant power of foods, it was shown that Maqui had a 27,600 value per 100 gram serving. By comparison the Acai had a 16,700 per 100 gram serving, which was far below the Maqui Berry mark.
        
One of the good things about the Maqui Berry is that it is a completely natural product and there have been no negative side effects reported. A lot of products on the market today that focus on improving health and wellness are synthetic and contain chemicals that are unnecessary and can be harmful to our health.

Benefits of Maqui Berry

The Maqui Berry has proven to work very well as a dietary supplement because they have a high amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants are great for the body because they flush out all of the toxins in the body and then work at repairing cells and stimulating the growth of good
cells in our bodies. Once all the negative toxins are out of our bodies, our immune system and metabolism function much better and more efficiently.

When our immune system and metabolism function more efficiently, we have more energy and are able to burn more calories every day and lose weight. In a recent weight loss study, 250 men and 250 women wanted to lose from 10 to 40 pounds. They were put into 3 groups. One group was given Maqui twice a day, one group was given Acai twice a day, and the third group was put on a strict diet and exercise regimen. After 6 months time both the Maqui and Acai groups lost weight and felt better and the Maqui group lost 400% of the weight the other groups lost and most of that was just fat. Further, 80% of those in the Maqui group kept the weight off after 6 months.

The Maqui Berry has been found to have very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. These anti-inflammatory properties can help people who suffer from inflammation in their bones and joints and especially for anyone suffering from arthritis.

Another health benefit of the Maqui Berry is that they contain high levels of anthocyanins. Plants require anthocyanins for protection against suns rays, exposure to radiation and infections. Maqui has the potential to give us health benefits such as protection against cancer, diabetes, neurological diseases and can help slow down the aging process.

As well as the high dose of antioxidants, the Maqui Berry is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Potassium and Iron.

Maqui Berry has been found to promote healthy cardiovascular functions such as increased blood flow through the arteries and improved circulation throughout the body.

If you observe carefully, you will also find the name Maqui Berries present in the list of natural coloring agents that are used for wine coloring. This berry has been available for a long time in the mountainous regions of Chile and is popular among wineries as the preferred choice for coloring wine.

Getting Maqui Berries is extremely difficult because they grow in such remote areas. The antioxidant properties in the berries tend to diminish after they are picked so they need to be freeze dried to retain the maximum benefits. Some health companies have found ways to extract the goodness and essential elements of the Maqui Berry and put them into both powder and liquid form. Although there are several different products available on the market, the key thing to be looking out for is a product that has the most pure form of the Maqui Berry and in the highest concentration.

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