The potentially damaging and unwanted side effects often associated with prescription drugs have many people turning to natural, dietary supplements as a means of nutrition and to ward off illness.
All-natural supplements, super fruits, and organically grown foods are also becoming more preferable in protecting against or reversing degenerative diseases, and promoting overall wellness. Listed below are three super fruits capable of restoring the nervous system and replenishing the body as a whole.
Camu Camu: The Camu berry comes from Peru and is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. According to Mike Adams, editor at NaturalNews.com, “no other super food has a higher concentration of Vitamin C.”
In comparison to the orange, Camu berries have a concentration of 50,000ppm, or parts per million, of vitamin C which equals about 2 grams per 100 grams of fruit. The average orange, on the other hand, has anywhere from 1,000-4,000ppm.
Since the Camu berry contains a rich concentration of vitamin C, it has the potential to fend off degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, protect the eyes against glaucoma and cataracts, enhance cognitive performance, ease arthritic inflammation, and combat depression, which, Adams notes, is “sometimes the result of malnourishment.” Anti-gingivitic, antiviral, and anti-hepatitic, the Camu berry has no side effects, and is consumed in powder form by either stirring it in water or sprinkling it into healthy smoothies.
Goji Berries: Tiny red berries from China, also known as wolfberries, Goji Berries contain more carotenoid antioxidants than carrots. Legendarily known as the “longevity berry” due to the myth of Li Qing Yuen who supposedly lived to be 252 years old, Goji contains an exorbitant amount of vitamins, minerals, and sesquiterpenoids, which stimulate the secretion of the human growth hormone in the pituitary gland. Because of its rare ingredients, Goji has been closely linked with longevity and immunity, along with eyesight and liver function.
Typically they are eaten raw, brewed into tea, or made into liquid extracts in Chinese medicine. They are also available in juice and trail mix form, which can be found either at Trader Joe’s or online health stores.
Assam Fruit: Originating in Malaysia, this super fruit is extremely rare in supplement form. The primary species name is garcinia atroviridus, and the Southeastern name for it is Assam Gelugur. The fruit itself cannot be ingested the way we’d bite into an orange or an apple, because it is extremely sour. Instead, the extract of this fruit is used as a way to add a zing to culinary dishes, and its leaves are crushed and brewed for tea.
According to studies at the Forest Research Institute in Malaysia, Assam fruit has nourishing antioxidants, lowers blood lipid levels, and also inhibits lipogenesis, a metabolic process that turns carbohydrates into fat. In animal models, the fruit prevented the accumulation of plaque in artery walls despite high fat diets.
Super fruits in particular are superior in that they contain a great deal of fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that protect against harmful diseases such as cancer that may develop over time. Adding these to your diet through ingestion and supplemental intake is an easy, natural way to achieve optimal health.