Your Health

Scientific studies over the years have shown that baobab fruit contains an impressive array of natural vitamins, nutrients, minerals and micro nutrients not found in any other single food source. What is even more impressive is that these vital life giving properties are apportioned in the quantities as nature intended. The theme of many of these studies

has been on the positive benefits of consuming baobab fruit as part of your daily

balanced diet.

Among some African tribes, the baobab tree is known as the "chemist tree", for good reasons. In other parts, they call the baobab, "tree of life"!   

IT’S YOUR STORY

Baobab and diabetes

UK Channel 4 television has been running a program on SuperFoods - The Real Story which focused on baobab fruit powder and the positive effect of baobab fruit powder on the control blood glucose levels. The original study was conducted by a study in 2013 by Dr. Shelly Coe of Oxford Brookes University’s Centre for Nutrition and Health. Dr. Shelly said:

 

"We have carried out a number of studies on baobab fruit at our Centre and the results have consistently demonstrated that baobab can have a stabilising effect on blood glucose. Baobab is rich in fibre which can slow down the rise in blood glucose, helping prevent sugar spikes. It is also high in polyphenols which have been shown to effect the release of sugars from carbohydrates into the blood stream, reducing their conversion into glucose. Our studies have shown that along with a good diet and exercise, consuming baobab could help regulate your blood sugar.". 

 

Though more studies are needed to fully understand the full potential of this wonderful food source, not only on diabetes but for other modern day illnesses like "liver disease". 

Baobab and liver disease

Previous scientific laboratory tests for liver damage and recovery* have shown that baobab fruit powder exhibited significant protective activity suggesting it may play an important part in healing liver damage. A spokesperson for Mighty Baobab Limited said, "Having reviewed the liver function test results over a period of 4 years of a middle aged individual, we are delighted to advise that baobab fruit powder may have played an important role in restoring his liver function. The individual has had a history of deteriorating liver function since 2007, where the GGT* was 185 U/L. In early 2010 he started adding 10 grams of baobab fruit powder as part of daily diet and no other changes made. By mid 2010, the GGT went down to 99 U/L and a further test in mid 2011 shows the same reading of 99 U/L. The individual has no history of alcohol consumption and it is also a known fact that liver disease can effect anyone, for example Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). The significant change from GGT 185 U/L to GGT 99 U/L could be attributed to the addition of baobab fruit powder to the diet. This is really exciting news as it may be the first known case of liver dysfunction recovery in a human using baobab fruit powder. It is important to point out however that baobab fruit powder is not a medicine, it is a highly nutritious natural food source." Mighty Baobab Limited welcomes research organizations and health food groups interested in conducting trials with baobab fruit powder for liver dysfunction recovery or alternative cancer treatments, to get in touch.

original article can be found here.

Good health #yourhealth your life

Typical Nutrition values* found in baobab fruit powder
  • Antioxidants > 650/g ORAC

  • Vitamin C 449mg/100g

  • Omega 3 fatty acid 32g/100g

  • Calcium 270mg/100g

  • Iron 1mg/100g

  • Potassium 2.7g/100g

  • Magnesium 80mg/100g

  • Energy > 1000kJ/100g

  • Total carbohydrates 85g/100g

  • Protein 2.14g/100g

  • Fat 0.1g/100g

  • Total dietary fibre 43.9g/100g

  • Total sugar 33.1g/100g

  • Copper 0.50mg/100g

  • Zinc 0.97mg/100g

  • Sodium(ICP-OES) 24.9mg/100g

  • Phosphorus 126mg/100g

Take care of yourself

Baobab fruit powder should be consumed as part of your daily balanced diet. We recommend 2 teaspoons (10 grams) per day and for those involved in sports activities, 2 teaspoon before and 2 teaspoons after work out. 
* values may change from year to year depending on global climate conditions and are provided here as an example only. 

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