The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 6): Acerola

[photo source and info acerola tree planting kits]

I don't think vitamin supplementation is necessary when you find the right whole food nutrient sources.

Acerola, being very high in Vitamin C, eliminates the need for Vitamin C supplements, which is especially important, because most Vitamin C supplements are now made from GMO corn :(

Acerola, the quick, nutrition science bla-bla-ba….

Other common names include Barbados Cherry and West Indian Myrtle. Native to Mexico, South America, and Central America, this fruit has been prized for thousands of years by various indigenous cultures.

Some of the most unique health benefits of acerola include its ability to manage diabetes, reduce signs of aging, prevent certain types of cancer, improve heart health, increase circulation, reduce allergic reactions, stimulate the immune system, increase eye health, protect the skin, and improve mood.

Acerola is now widely exported throughout the world……

……. and is also cultivated in certain parts of the Indian subcontinent, as well as southern areas of the United States.

In terms of culinary applications, acerola cherries have a distinct flavor, and are eaten in much the same way as regular cherries, although they aren’t related. They are consumed raw, or in baked goods, candies, ice creams, jellies, jams, smoothies, and frozen juice concentrates.

[photo source and place to purchase acerola powder in USA]

Diabetes Management

Recent research has shown that the antioxidants found within acerola cherries can actually help to slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream.

This regulation of insulin and glucose is a crucial means of preventing diabetic spikes and drops, which can be dangerous (or even deadly) for people suffering from diabetes. Acerola cherries can also help to prevent the onset of the condition as well.

Cancer Prevention

Acerola cherries contain a diverse mix of antioxidants, including carotenoids and bioflavonoids, both of which neutralize the effects of free radicals in the body.

In terms of acerola cherry’s antioxidants, they have been linked to slowing the spread of lung cancer in those patients suffering from this very common form of the disease.

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Immune System

Acerola cherries have one of the highest contents of vitamin C, topped only by camu camu. Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells, which are the body’s primary line of defense against foreign agents and pathogens.

Furthermore, vitamin C is a crucial component in collagen, which means that your body can heal itself faster with repairing cells, blood vessels, organs, and tissues from illness or injury.

Heart Health

As a rich source of potassium, like many juicy fruits, acerola cherry can also boost heart health. Potassium is a vasodilator, so it helps to relieve strain on the cardiovascular system by dilating the blood vessels and increasing blood flow, thereby reducing blood pressure.

This can lower your chances of developing atherosclerosis, which also prevents heart attacks and strokes.

Digestion

Although acerola cherries don’t have as much fiber as many other fruits, it is still significant and can definitely help boost your digestive health.

Dietary fiber promotes smooth passage of food through the gastrointestinal tract, which relieves constipation, bloating, diarrhea, cramping, and more serious issues like gastric ulcers.

Acerola is now available in the USA!!!
(you can click on any of the 4 photos below to pick up a bag of the powder)

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They call me Mr. Smooth[ie]

As I have said a gazillion times,  to take advantage of these amazing superfoods now popping up un the USA ……

……YOU GOTTA GET INTO DAILY SMOOTHIES!!!!

This superfood is perfect for my milkshake tasting daily smoothies, because its is mostly sold in powder form, and will make a great Vitamin C "booster", especially in winter months.

Remember, "Doubt is their Greatest Weapon"…..

…..as one author recently titled his book on how the Pharmaceutical Industry, Modern Medicine, and the Processed Food Industry will do ANYTHING in their power to convince us that these miracles of nature are a hoax or a scam.

Big Business is actually paying people to spread confusion on the web as these new Superfoods try to take root in the lucrative USA market to compete with their manufactured and processed foods and laboratory made medicines.

They are even coming after me and my blog now…..sigh :(

 

~stay healthy~Text from this article taken from an article from OrganicFacts.net

 

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The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 9)
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