We love you baobab!: everything you need to know
What is baobab?
Move over, coconut oil and say hello to Baobab. This fruit is worth a superfood title. Coming from the ‘Tree of Life’ it is the only fruit to self- dry naturally whilst hanging on the tree.
Where can it be found?
Native to Africa.
Forms of consumption?
Baobab can be consumed as an oil or in powder form
Baobab In oil form: What are the benefits?
1: Supports a healthy skin barrier
Incredibly hydrating. Oils are the best way to retain natural skin moisture as they help lock in hydration, stopping water loss from skin. Full of Omega 3, 6 & 9 ‘fatty acids’ helps cell regeneration
2: Preserves collagen
Rich in antioxidants, baobab helps preserve collagen. Rich in vitamin A, C, D and E which are vital to form collagen. It neutralizes free radicals, whilst applying it topically is more effective for maximum consumption of Vitamin C.
3: Conditions hair + scalp
With collagen producing properties, Vitamin E and fatty acids are skin friendly. Smoothing out dry frizzy hair, so gentle it can be used on the scalp.
4: Soothes irritation + Cell regenerator
Baobab acts as a natural moisturiser, the fatty acids help build skin. Protein and calcium support building of cells.
5: Fights free radicals
Super gentle, with its natural vitamins and minerals preventing baobab oil from oxidizing. Baobab oil protects from the sun, pollutants and wind. Cells are shielded from oxidative damage
Baobab In powder form: benefits for wellness
1: High in Vitamins + Minerals
Rich in Vitamin A, C + E. Magnesium, potassium and Zinc. Omega 3, 6 & 9. These essential minerals contribute to our wellbeing and Vitamin C supports collagen formation.
2: High in Antioxidants
Want radiant skin? Baobab has the highest antioxidants content of any fruit, much more than goji berries. It’s a superfruit for super skin.
3: Balances hormones
Baobab powder acts as an adaptogen, helping the body to react from stressors. It is thought to lower cortisol resulting in lower stress hormones. Improves your overall mood and wellness.
4: Blood Sugar + Alkalizing
Baobabs helps slow down the rise of high sugar levels. The slow release of glucose help maintain a steady sugar level. With its fibre being soluble, this contributes to lowering energy spikes. Baobab is one of the highest alkaline foods available, helping balance PH levels.
5: Boosts Energy + Electrolytes
High in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Potassium. High levels of potassium help us rehydrate. We lose electrolytes through sweat, baobab is a great hydrator. Vitamin C helps absorb iron quicker preventing us from being tired.
6: Builds Immunity [Vit C and Iron] + Prebiotic
Baobab powder helps keep our body strong. With such a high amount of Vitamin C, 6x more than an orange it protects our immunity and absorbs Iron faster. Iron and Vitamin C are a true match made in heaven, the optimum companionship.
Baobab is mostly fibre, 30% of it is soluble fibres. This helps nourish the good bacteria found in your intestine – keeping your gut happily healthy!
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