Brazil is a true expert when the subject is able to unite healthy food that at the same time are delicious. The country is rich in variety of native fruits that are sources of antioxidants, substances that prevent the formation of free radicals in the body, helping to delay the aging of cells.
The nutritionist Clarissa Fujiwara explains that the excess free radicals they promote cellular aging and the onset of several diseases. “So, the antioxidants help in combating premature aging and help prevent disease”.
Learn about some fruits and nuts native who in addition to being rich in antioxidants have many different benefits to health and are still tasty.
The acai berry is a typical fruit from the amazon region and has many nutrients beneficial to health. The anthocyanins present in the fruit are the compounds that most contribute to the antioxidant capacity.
Additionally, the acai berry is also rich in fats that are beneficial with the monounsaturated and poly-unsaturated. They aid in lowering bad cholesterol and improve good cholesterol, which consequently contributes to cardiovascular health.
The cupuacu is a fruit found in the northern region of the country. It contains a significant amount of potassium, plus other vitamins and minerals, though in smaller quantities.
The fruit also has pectin, a soluble fiber that helps in proper functioning of the intestine, controls blood glucose, and helps to maintain cholesterol levels,
The brazil nuts have vitamin E and selenium, a mineral that in addition to being an antioxidant is essential in the production of thyroid hormones.
Consume brazil nuts every day can satisfy the need for selenium, which will help to strengthen the immune system.
The guarana has a stimulating effect and also contributes to fat loss. Nutritionist reveals: “part of the effect can be attributed to the thermogenic effect which speeds up the metabolism and increases energy expenditure.”
The fruit also has antioxidant similar to the other foods already well enshrined, such as green tea and cocoa, for example.
The jabuticaba is a fruit rich fibres that contribute to the good functioning of the intestines, vitamins B complex and C. It also has a high content of phenolic compounds, notably anthocyanins.