Forest fruits are known for their high nutritional value and are a great addition to any diet. You can eat during snack or to make vitamin troubled morning. Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are among the most popular forest fruits, but aronia is one that is healthiest.
Aronia originates from North America and can be found on wet and marshy areas. It has a distinctive, sour taste that gathers mouth. Aronia eaten as a food supplement or it can replace and order a meal.
Aronia are actually tiny, small, dark blue berries that grow in clusters and are reminiscent of blueberry. Grow-shaped shrub with a height of two meters. Since the plant are edible berries, which can stay fresh the tree up to two months after maturation. The timing of maturation is late August or September. There are three kinds of aronia, black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), burgundy (Aronia arbutifolia), and purple (Aronia prunifolia), belonging to the family of roses Rosaceae. There is no one natural unpleasant and not sprayed, so rightly called ecologically grown plant.
Aronia called the food of the future because it has extremely healing effect on the body. Effectively purified from harmful substances and heavy metals and is therefore very useful in the prevention of cancers. Some research suggests that there are anti-cancer effect, because it attacks the malignant tumor cells of lung, colon, breast and liver. As a powerful antioxidant, aronia prevents the formation of free radicals, slows the aging process and helps prevent the development of chronic diseases.
Antioxidant capacity and its aronia juice is much stronger than for example that of blueberries and other berries with high oxidant properties. Large amounts of tannins and flavonoids make aronia the strongest known antioxidants today. One hundred grams of mature aronia berries contain 16,100 ORAC units, while the daily dose needed to protect the tissue is from 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units.
Health benefits of a aronia
Numerous studies reveal that this herb with dark berries improves blood circulation and daily use reduces cholesterol and triglycerides. Also relieves headaches and migraines, effectively lowers blood pressure, and a beneficial effect on the intestinal mucosa and stomach. In addition, aronia is known and it enhances the overall immunity, reduce inflammation, prevents the development of viral and bacterial infections of the urinary tract, and allows a better job of bile and liver.
Ripe fruit and juice contain large amounts of beta carotene, which protect cells from damage and skin from dangerous sun rays and melanoma. Aronia regulates the pancreas and blood sugar levels, and therefore may be useful for the regulation of diabetes. It is also used in malfunction of the thyroid gland, it stimulates wound healing, slows aging and the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks and helps with inflammation and varicose veins. Aronia can be used for the prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Aronia is a veritable treasure trove of biologically active joints. Vitamins contain all essential nutrients – C, A, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and mineral rich in zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, phosphorus and iodine.
- Has an antibacterial effect, prevents diabetes and protect the body from viruses.
- Protects against heart disease and lowers cholesterol.
- It protects vital organs such as kidneys from toxic substances and free radicals.
- It helps in the recovery process of the skin and make you look younger.
- Great for those who suffer from diabetes, because constant use in the diet lowers blood sugar and increases insulin.
- Contains Quintic acid that fights bacteria Escherichia coli.
- It helps with diarrhea and stabilize the digestive system.