By now you’ve probably heard of superfoods; well Maqui berries are Superberries. As most superfoods have, Maqui berries have long history of use in an indigenous people. Suggested to be more potent than the Acai and Goji berries, the Maqui berry is an antioxidant powerhouse, packed to the brim with health benefits for the human body. A healthier body means a healthier you; a healthier you means a more fit and happier you. Maqui berries originated in Chile and have been used there to promote and maintain overall health for centuries; the Mapuche Indians who first started using Maqui berries claimed it made them healthier, stronger, and provided healing powers. It seems the nutritional benefits are too good to pass up; let’s take a look.
Nutritional benefits and health benefits seem that they would go hand-in-hand, but actually, they are slightly different. Nutritional benefits focus on the nutritional qualities, while the health benefits focus on what those nutritional qualities can do for your health. The nutritional benefits of Maqui berries are incredible: they contain very high levels of anthocyanins and polyphenols, which are both powerful antioxidants. As a little review, antioxidants prevent damage done by free radicals by neutralizing them; at the very worst, free radicals are capable of producing cancer cells, neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease. Since antioxidants prevent the formation of damaged cells, they can help to slow the aging process. In addition, Maqui berries provide a good dose of Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, and Potassium.
How to Take Maqui Berry?
Now that you know all of the benefits that the Maqui berry provides, you might be wondering how and when to take it. Well, it comes as either a dietary supplement powder, the plain fruit, or as Maqui Berry Juice, which is quite popular. The juice and fruit can be eaten as is (one fruit or one glass of juice will do the trick), and as for the powder, follow the directions on the package.
Before Taking any Supplement…
If you decide to take the supplement (powder) form of Maqui berry, talk with a physician about it first.