The antioxidant gem maqui berry (pronounced mah-kee) grows in the rainforests of Chile and Argentina. With the highest antioxidant quantity of any fruit, this purple berry can help stimulate weight loss, delay the ageing process, while detoxifying and cleansing the body. Research also shows that Maqui has powerful anti-inflammatory properties!
Let’s break it down – basically, antioxidants are molecules that neutralise harmful free radicals in our body. Those harmful free radicals can cause serious damage resulting in inflammation and cell damage, ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer. Everyday lifestyle and environmental stressors create enormous amounts of free radicals – more than our bodies can naturally fight off. The presence of sufficient antioxidants, however, neutralise and rid our bodies of these dangerous free radicals and toxins, which are responsible for body deterioration and massive weight gain.
This is why maqui berries are important. The most powerful antioxidants are measured by ORAC values, which stands for “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity” and is a measurement of the antioxidant capacity of a food. The higher the ORAC value, the greater the antioxidant protection, and the more efficient that particular food is at getting rid of those damaging free radicals. The maqui berry has an amazing ORAC value of 27,600! That makes it one of the most powerful super supplements found yet.
Due to such a high ORAC value and the ability to keep our bodies healthy and young, some of the benefits of Maqui Berry include:
- Improves skin clarity - enjoy a more form, radiant and even-toned complexion. Maqui can reduce age-related wrinkles, acne, and dark hyper-pigmentation due to sun damage.
- Rich in all minerals and all B vitamins
- High fibre content, which is always a huge weight loss helper
- High in protein
- Detoxify and cleanse the body
- Prevent and control diabetes by regulating insulin through control of blood glucose
- Reduce inflammation in the body
- Prevent cardiovascular disease and deterioration of joints
- Antibacterial properties offer protection from food illness and digestive problems
- Contains Omega-3, Omega 6 and Omega-9 in potent concentration for our cardiovascular, brain, nervous system health.
Among other amazing superfoods in our Berry powder, Bennie Blends uses 100% Organic Maqui powder, which has been freeze-dried instantly to preserve the goodness of maqui berries. Including1 teaspoon of our antioxidant-rich blend daily can help improve your overall health, leaving you feeling healthier and happier!