Camu camu, also known as Myrciaria dubia, is a sour berry, similar to cherry in color. Originated from Amazon rainforest, gained popularity worldwide due to its many purported health benefits.
Camu camu superfood health benefits:
- Antimicrobial properties
In a test-tube study, the peel and seeds of camu camu reduced bacterial growth of the potentially harmful bacteria Escherichia coli and Streptococcus mutans.
- Camu camu is rich in vitamin C
Vitamin C plays an important role in our bodies: strengthens immune system, boosts collagen (a protein that supports your skin, bones, and muscles). Also, Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant and helps your cells reduce the amount of free radicals, therefore reduces (or even treats) diabetes, heart disease, and cancer cases. Eating foods rich in antioxidants like vitamin C can help prevent oxidative stress and combat free radical damage.
Camu camu contains up to 3 grams of vitamin C per 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of fruit approximatelly. However, due to its strong sour taste, it’s rarely eaten fresh and typically sold in powder or capsule form.
- Camu Camu inflammation properties
Camu camu may be effective in reducing inflammation in your body. Chronic inflammation negatively impacts the health of your cells and has been linked to conditions like cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune disease. Camu camu fruit pulp contains ellagic acid, an antioxidant that has been shown to inhibit the inflammation-triggering enzyme aldose reductase.
- Camu camu helps lose weight
Camu camu increase the number of burnt calories and positively altering gut bacteria therefore promoting weight loss.
- Camu camu helps lower blood sugar levels
Camu camu may minimize the spike in blood sugar after eating a heavy high-carb meal.
- Camu camu promotes healty blood pressure
Camu camu promotes dilation of blood vesselsmay and therefore help reduce blood pressure.
+Disclaimer : There's no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.