There has been a lot of talk about superfoods lately, but have you ever heard of super fruits? Super fruits have become increasingly popular over the past several years and they can be found in a variety of food products. There are many claims that they will ensure longevity, great health and prevent aging, but do they really deliver on these promises?
Super fruits deliver antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients that can help nourish your body and keep it functioning optimally.
We have all been told growing up that fruits are good for you and the bottom line is that fruits are good for you
What Are Super Fruits?
Super fruits are a class of fruits that contain higher amounts of important antioxidants and phytochemicals that may contribute to good health as part of a well balanced diet. When compared to apples and bananas and other common fruit they score higher on the ORAC rating system. Super fruits include acai berry, Afrian mango and raspberry ketone.
What Wikipedia say about Superfruit?
Superfruit is a marketing term first used in the food and beverage industry in 2005. Superfruit has no official U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) endorsement. The designation of a fruit as a superfruit is entirely up to the product manufacturer.
Resulting from a deliberate business strategy of a manufacturer to bring together marketing, science and potential health value to consumers, a superfruit product is specifically designed in manufacturing and marketing.
Keys to marketing a successful superfruit product include the native fruit qualities, scientific evidence supporting a potential health benefit, marketing, protection of intellectual property and developing a strategy to attract consumers.Combined in the right way, these elements may allow a fruit to achieve “critical mass” as a superfruit.
To date, superfruits have been developed mainly as juices, but began in 2007 to appear as single piece products or as ingredients for functional foods, confectioneries and cosmetics. Current industry development includes applications for creating novel consumer products, such as energy drinks, dietary supplements, and flavors with nutrient qualities, e.g. fortified water.
Although used increasingly in new food and beverage products, superfruits have not been defined by scientific criteria that would allow consumers to objectively assess nutrient value and potential for furnishing health benefits. Consequently, the term superfruit is used liberally to include a growing list of fruits having sparse scientific evidence for being “super” other than being relatively unknown to common consumers.
Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfruit
Acai berries are loaded with antioxidants, but they are also full of other good stuff, such as dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, amino acids and essential fats.
Acai berry is believed to help the body fight the effects of ageing better than most fruits. It can also reduce inflammation, reduce blood clots and improve digestion.
There are hundreds of acai berry capsules available to purchase on the market, both, online and on the high street. Be very careful when buying acai as there are many products available. Acai berry should always be the first ingredient on the label, however you will probably see it third, fourth or sometimes even fifth. This means there is very little acai berry inside the product and it is more likely padded out with fillers, bulkers and anti-caking agents. It is often claimed that extra ingredients are necessary to process the acai into a useable form, this is simply not true.
Acai berry capsules by Evolution Slimming are a 700mg capsule strength available in 60 capsule packs. 2 capsules are recommended daily, equalling 1400mg of pure acai berry fruit straight into your body. They are the highest quality Acai Berry without any hidden ingredients or costs.
African Mango comes from the extracts from the Irvingia Gabonensis seed. African mango may be relatively new to the UK, but is starting to take over the weight loss industry in terms of its effectiveness.
Irvingia Gabonensis is a fruit tree found in West and Central Africa, also known as ‘wild mango’ or ‘bush mango’.
The African Mango Diet Pill is said to provide assistance in weight loss, improve total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and blood glucose levels.
African Mango can develop significant weight loss with scientific results. African Mango’s potential to generate these remarkable weight loss results from the favorable changes to the bodies fat stimulating and fat producing hormones. The soluble fiber found in the African Mango also works as a laxative which can also works to suppress appetites.
African Mango has been demonstrated to delay stomach emptying, which brings to increased absorption of dietary sugars. In this way, African Mango reduces blood sugar levels after a meal. The African Mango Diet Pill also is made up of cholesterol improving components with improvements in total and LDL cholesterol. Research subjects revealed a drop in cholesterol levels.
Raspberry Ketone is a natural phenolic compound that is responsible for the heavenly aroma of red raspberries. According to certain studies, it is also a potent fat burner.
It was discovered that raspberry ketone increased both the expression and secretion of adiponectin. This is important because adiponectin is a protein hormone which modulates a number of metabolic processes, including glucose regulation and fatty acidcatabolism.
If weight loss is not enough, higher levels of adiponection have been shown to control the metabolic derangements that may result in type 2 diabetes, obesity, atherosclerosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome. As a result of all of this, Raspberry Ketone holds great promise as a fat-burning, health-improving herbal supplement.
Is It Important To Include Super Fruits In Our Diet?
Eating fruit is a way to increase vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and fiber in the diet. Eating fruit can also satisfy a sweet tooth due to its natural sweetness. No one food including a super fruit is a magic bullet that has the ability to prevent or cure disease, especially if the diet is poor. Super fruits can add important nutrients, and antioxidants to any well balanced diet, and have a lower impact on blood sugar levels. The recommendation for fruit consumption is two to four servings for most people. Besides super fruits, you can also obtain many health benefits by eating other fruits containing high levels of antioxidants such as blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, cherries and black currants.
It would therefore appear that fruit is not only good for us but can lead to severe weight loss – who know!!!