Maqui berry superberry is the new king of all superfruits from the exotic highlands of Patagonia in Chile. These tiny, deep-purple berries are approximately 4-6 mm in diameter. It is also known as the Chilean wineberry, and locally as maqui or maquei, ach, clon, koelon, and queldrón.
The maqui berries are high in anthocyanins and polyphenols. These powerful antioxidants give the berries their dark purple color, which provide enormous benefits to the human body by protecting cells from free radicals, preventing oxidative stress, and promoting healthy response to inflammation.
Research studies have shown that all berries contain great nutrients, as well as the most powerful antioxidants. Each has unique healthy effects on specific cells and specific organs, whilst being generally advantageous to all cells. Maqui berry is the best among them. Thus it deserves the name "superberry". Maqui berry is so powerful that its ORAC value and antioxidant power measured by other methods exceed that of acai berry, mangosteen, noni, pomegranate, wolfberry, and all other superfruits.
Maqui berries are food for the Mapuche Indians. They have been consuming it as medicine and have done so for centuries. They all reported having more strength and stamina. Evidently they used this superberry to treat health complaints such as intestinal disorders, skin inflammation, sore throats, and ulcers. Today, maqui berry juice is promoted as having anti-ageing, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and natural COX-2 inhibiting activities.
In summary, the maqui berry provides 10 Benefits to our body:-
- High level of anthocyanins and polyphenols antioxidants
- Excellent source of Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium
- Neutralizes free radicals
- Protects cells from oxidative stress
- Supports healthy ageing
- Supports cardiovascular health
- Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Level
- Possible weight loss benefits: Thermogenic
- Boost up immune system and inflammatory function
- Natural COX-2 inhibitor
Author: Jimmy Birch