Super Food and Healthy Plants from the Amazon Rainforest
“When you hear about the Amazon Forest, you immediately think diversity of flora and fauna. This is why this makes the Amazon Forest a unique destination worldwide. In addition, it is also here where some of the known Super foods come from.” Cristina
Our guest blogger Avil gives us her list and top reasons to add these foods and plants to your diet.
- Altai is a super food found in the Amazon forest that is fleshy and a member of the plums and cherry family.
- The fruit has high contents of Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) and antioxidants.
- It is wonderful in treatment and management of diseases like arthritis and allergies.
- In individuals who have diabetes, and suffer from retinopathy, the fruit helps in improvement of eyesight.
- Altai is not only a fruit that has little amounts of sugar also, but helps in digestion as it contains high levels of fiber.
- Cupuacu is one of the many popular super foods in the world that originated in the Amazon forest.
- One of the factors that make Cupuacu a super food is its ability to reduce pain and act as a stimulant.
- Furthermore, the fruit enhances the body’s resistance against cancer, and reduces the levels of cholesterol in the body.
- The fruit also has components that advance the immune system of the body, gives it the strength to defend itself from several diseases, and prevents fast aging.
- Blackberry is one of the amazing super foods in the United States and the world that contains remarkable intensities of antioxidants.
- Subsequently, the fruits have a high amount of fiber, folic acid, manganese, and vitamins like C and K.
- Compounds such as cyanidins, Gallic acids, ellagric acids, and tannins are present in the berry.
- Fundamentally, this compounds that are mainly polyphenolic supersede the basic goodness of the berry, and hence, the fruit is a major super food that owes its origin to the Amazon forest.
- Cacao beans are among the super foods that contain pronounced levels of antioxidants and magnesium.
- The bean advances brain operations since it contains a mood-enhancing compound known as Theo bromine.
- The presence of chromium, manganese, and iron makes the cacao bean a good regulator of sugar levels in the body.
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Amazon forest stand high as best place for super food and healthy plants, Avil concludes.
This is why you should take a visit to the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador, Peru or Brazil and not only get to see where all these plants and super foods are original from but also be immersed in lush forests of green and incredible diversity. Why not, get your body detoxified and nourished with these amazing natural food from the Amazon rainforest.
Avil lives in UK and is an avid reader and blogger. Since her early years she’s had a passion for writing. Her areas of interest are food, reviews (Book/Movie), Travel, Fashion, Lifestyle and fitness. She works as a guest blogger on her chosen areas of interest and currently writes on behalf of Apply for US Visa.
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