Benefits and uses of Maqui berry
Aristotelia Chinensis (also known as the Maqui), commonly found in regions around South America especially in Mapuche Chile (the largest harvesters of the Maqui berry) and Argentina, is an appealing dark purple delicious berry that comprises of a lot of health benefits. Most people have realized its benefits, and because of this, constant demand has led to processing of the berries to juices and as frozen and dried powder forms distributed by a lot of companies like Sunfood as maqui berry powder.
The Maqui berry contains potent antioxidants called anthocyanins that are measured via an oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) formulae that indicate a content of 9925 for every 50g of the fresh berries. With this high level of antioxidant content, scientists believe that there are a lot of other undiscovered benefits by health practitioners.
There exists a lot of uses of the Maqui berry that are very advantageous to most people especially carcinogenic prone people. Since the Maqui can be blended to form juice, it can also be mixed to form beverages. Its powder form can also be used to create mixtures of smoothies or added cereals and desserts as a quality ingredient. Maqui is known to regulate high body cholesterol and protect from arthritis highly. Apart from the uses, let’s distinctly touch on some of the significant benefits of the Maqui berry.
Prevention of diabetes
Maqui contents when consumed contains ingredients that are believed to manufacture more insulin in the body. The manufacturing considers the amount of sugar and glucose inside the body which brings these sugars at a state of equilibrium hence preventing any possible risks of diabetes.
Lowers risks of inflammatory diseases.
The abundance of potent antioxidants called anthocyanins in Maqui berries ascertains prevention of inflammatory diseases. Anthocyanins is known to possess this quality which works well in preventing the creation of unwanted cells in the body which result in major high-end diseases.
Lowers body cholesterol
According to a research done in 2002, it was found out that the contents of Maqui Berry had an ability to work towards the reduction of oxidative stress inside cells and also LPL (low-density lipoprotein) oxidation. These two qualities help a lot in the reduction and regulation of cholesterol inside the body.
Promotes good eyesight though the prevention of dry-eyes
According to also another study done by scientists, they found out that the people who consumed Maqui berry products had an increase of tear fluids in the eyes compared to individuals who didn’t consume Maqui. The existence of watery eyes protects the eyes and is also healthy.