I have discovered the new African SUPERFRUIT – why and how we should add this to our diets
Breakfast, the most important and the best meal of the day! Starting the morning with a cup of coffee is for me a must, however straight after I will be making my breakfast which usually consist of a smoothie, porridge, or on an extra good day some delicious pancakes! However, I now add something to my morning routine that makes my mornings even better! Il add a spoon of Aduna‘s Baobab super fruit powder to my breakfast and I’ve got all the vitamins I need to start the day.
Let me tell you about Africa’s super fruit which is named ‘Tree of Life’. Baobab is a fruit that has an extremely high dosage of Vitamin C and fibre, which helps aid in your overall health. Aduna is a brand that works with rural communities to harvest and process Baobab in Africa, which helps create sustainable livelihoods for hundreds of households. I am genuinely impressed by the difference they make in the African community while creating such an amazing product.
Baobab powder has a subtle sweet and tangy flavour which goes perfectly in any smoothie or mix it in your porridge, yoghurt or in a dressing to drizzle over your salad. When I’m in a hurry I also often just mix it into a bottle of water and have an energy boost on the go or when I’m going for a work out.
Superfruit energy bars
I often have Aduna‘s ‘Super fruit energy bars’ on the go and they are my absolute favourite. The Baobab energy bar has a sweet and tangy flavour and is perfect for a snack or as a pre workout before working out.
But why is it so important to be adding this super fruit to our diets? Well, here are a few of the health benefits this fruit offers. So you can see for yourself why everyone should be adding this to their daily diets.
1. High in Vitamin C
As I mentioned before baobab has a very high dosage of Vitamin C, which improves your immune system as well as aiding in a healthy and glowing looking skin. In fact, one serving of 2-3 teaspoons of Baobab powder has about 33% of your daily vitamin C requirement.
2. High in fibre
Baobab consist of almost 50% fibre, which aids in digestion and makes it a powerful prebiotic.
3. High in antioxidants
Baobab has twice the antioxidants than that of goji berries – its higher than any fruit making it the queen of antioxidants.
4. Improves blood sugar
Aduna‘s Baobab Powder contains 34% soluble fibre. This helps slow down the release of sugars into your blood stream, which helps reduce energy spikes.
5. Helps improve absorption of iron
Your body needs Vitamin C to help absorb iron.
6. High in alkaline
Baobab is considered to have one of the highest levels of alkaline compared to other super foods. Alkaline helps to balance your body’s pH levels.
Pregnant women are advised to consume 85mg of vitamin C everyday. Baobab has 26mg of vitamin C per one serving of 10 grams, which makes it perfect as a daily consumption. The vitamin is needed to help your baby grow during pregnancy as well as aiding in your own health.
8. High in prebiotic
The soluble fibers of the baobab fruit pulp are prebiotics.
How to get your own
Not only does it have amazing benefits for your body, it also tastes absolutely delicious! I definitely advise you to try the Baobab powder and if you work out or just like healthy snacks then you should also load up on the Baobab energy bars. I always keep a few in my bag for when I need an energy boast or just fancy some healthy deliciousness!