Hello all; Elle and I share the same first name (Danielle) but most people know me as Dani, from This Woman's Word.
I have the pleasure of writing a guest post here on keep it simpElle so I'm taking the opportunity to talk about a favorite topic of mine…. Superfoods! Superfoods are heavily featured on my own health conscious lifestyle blog and today I will be enlightening you on the Health Benefits of Boabab Superfruit Power.
What Is Baobab?
For those not already familiar, Baobab fruit is a powerful superfood powder originating from Africa. It was the continents best-kept secret, until demand from the western world saw its popularity increase, especially amongst those in the health industry and individuals with a genuine passion for all things health and wellness.
Baobab is known as the “Tree of Life” and has been cherished by locals across the African continent for many centuries. It has a unique nutritional profile, with more Vitamin C than oranges, more iron than red meat, contains almost fifty percent fiber and has a rich content of alkalizing minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Health Benefits of Baobab
- Revitalises and invigorates. Baobab powder is very high in Vitamin C and malic acid, which have strong energy-yielding properties. It helps improve your body’s utilization of food for efficient conversion into energy.
- Boosts the immune system. Vitamin C and pre-biotic fibers in Baobab help boost your immune system.
- Promotes a healthy digestive system. Baobab powder is high in digestive enzymes and pre-biotics that enhance the growth of pro-biotic bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract.
- Healthy nervous system. Baobab powder is high in potassium, essential for the nervous system, especially if you drink coffee, cola or alcohol and eat foods high in sodium.
- Optimizes iron uptake. The presence of Vitamin C in conjunction with iron in baobab powder is particularly effective for increasing iron in your body *great for those with an iron deficiency*
Minvita is a small British company dedicated to researching and sourcing 100% natural, healthy food and beauty products from around the world including Chia Seeds, Cacao Power and Mulberry Powder. Minvita also sell three versions of Organic Sprouted GABA rice.
My Thoughts on Boabab Superfruit Powder
A few months ago, the lovely folks over at Minvita were kind enough to send me a few of their products to try (including Baobab). This gem of a superfruit is bursting with flavor and is hands down the sweetest tasting and most palatable superfood powder I have tried to date.
It is quite hard to describe the exact taste of Baobab but I am sure those who have tasted and regularly use Boabab Superfood Power would be in agreement with me saying that the taste resembles a cross between pineapple and melon with a subtle citrus hint.
Despite being fit and active whilst leading a health conscious lifestyle, my immune system has always been pretty weak, often resulting in me being susceptible to the common cold and flu like symptoms that tend to spread like wild fire during these cold winter months.
However, since taking Baobab along with the other superfoods on a daily basis, I have noticed that my body has become more resilient and stronger in warding off these viruses and despite half of my colleagues at my day job currently off sick with common cold / flu like symptoms, my body has yet (touch wood) to succumb.
I have also noticed an increase in energy levels when taking a tablespoon mixed with water prior to a grueling workout or when my body feels depleted during work.
Ways To Enjoy Baobab
Baobab Superfruit Powder is suitable for use in a wide range of food and drink products. The easiest way is to mix a dessert spoon (5g) into homemade smoothies and juices, on top of cereals / porridge, sprinkled into your favorite yoghurt or simply add to water or your protein shake.
Baobab can also be used as a cooking ingredient, turning everyday recipes for bread, cakes, and dips into healthy, nutrient rich treats for yourself, family, friends and work colleagues.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about The Health Benefits of Baobab Superfruit Powder. If you would like to find out more about the Minvita Brand featured in this article or simply purchase a tub of this fruity superfood, Minvita can be found online by visiting Minvita website, Menvita Facebook or by simply following them on Twitter.
I have been writing / blogging over at This Woman’s Word for just over 2 years and cover topics in Health, Fitness, Green Beauty, Wellness and Lifestyle. I am a qualified 1st Dan kickboxing coach under the PKA Kickboxing Association with a deep passion for encouraging people (women especially) to be more active whilst leading a healthy balanced life.