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Could This Be the Fountain of Youth?

Could This Be the Fountain of Youth?

Mar 28th 2014

Maqui Berries

Could This Be the Fountain of Youth?

While there may not be an actual “Fountain of Youth,” there is one simple thing you can do to help your body slow the aging process and fight disease: Make sure your diet is loaded with antioxidants!

What’s the big deal about antioxidants?

Basically, they are vital to protect your body from oxidative damage which leads to aging and disease. Think of an apple turning brown once sliced—that’s oxidation. To remain in peak health for as long as possible, make sure your diet is loaded with immune-supporting antioxidants!

One Fruit Shines Above the Rest

Meet the maqui berry (aristotelia chilensis), a wild-grown Patagonian super fruit that has one of the highest antioxidant values of any known fruit. The Mapuche people in Southern Chile have been consuming maqui for centuries to help boost strength and stamina. This little super fruit is becoming better known in the West because of its abundance of polyphenols and anthocyanins which give it that deep purple color. Studies have proven that maqui has “high antioxidant activity, which correlates highly with total polyphenol content and with anthocyanin concentration.”1

In addition to being loaded with immune-supporting antioxidants, maqui was found to have “antimicrobial activity” against “bacterial and fungal human pathogens, especially including wound pathogens.”2 Plus it has vitamins A, C, B1, and B3, along with calcium, iron, magnesium, and copper. This little berry packs a lot of punch!

Our maqui powder is raw, organic, non-GMO and freeze-dried. Did we mention it's delicious, too? Check out what people are saying…

I love this product. It's like the berriest berry you've ever eaten. It's blueberry meets raspberry meets cherry - it's delish. I put a teaspoon in my green juice in the morning and it improves the taste and I get all the health benefits. I also sprinkle it on sliced bananas and it's GREAT. I start to crave it sometimes. Definitely add it to your list.” – Elle

Can't imagine anyone not liking this :)” – Kristya

“I love to mix maqui powder with my orange juice in the morning, and it gives me extra energy for the day. It tastes great too - It's subtly sweet with a nice depth to it.” – Lauren

Maqui berries have a rich berry flavor without being too sweet. The powder is ideal to add into smoothies and yogurt since it blends so easily. Check out these creative ways to add a maqui berry-licious twist to a sweet or savory dish!

Purple Power Maqui Smoothie

Majestic Maqui Hummus

Whole maqui berries have a crunchy texture, great for snacking out of the bag, or to make tea – simply steep in hot water for 1-2 minutes and sweeten to taste. Or you could try this amazing Maqui Cheesecake recipe!

Get your immune-supporting antioxidants with delicious maqui berry!

Sources: 1 - “Polyphenols and antioxidant activity of calafate ( Berberis microphylla ) fruits and other native berries from Southern Chile.” Ruiz, A, Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, May 26, 2010. 2 - “Antimicrobial evaluation of Huilliche plant medicine used to treat wounds.” Mølgaard P, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Oct. 31, 2011.

Sunfood's "Natural Solutions" does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.