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Fruit Me – Maqui Review

Happy Wednesday everyone. Halfway through the week – you can do this. But then again, it’s summer, so sometimes all the days just mash together.

Anyways, I have another awesome review for you today. The lovely people over at the company Fruit Me sent me over a package of their amazing Maqui powder, as well as two ‘Miracle Berries’, which combat bad tastes and prevent foods from leaving a sour taste in your mouth.

2015-04-11 21.27.28I’ve never tried Maqui before but let me just tell you: it’s amazing. Not only does it taste amazing and add a zing to your smoothies or nana ice cream bowls, but it is extremely healthy. In fact, it’s the only food in the world containing the most anti-oxidants.

So let’s get into it.

What’s the difference between Acai and Maqui?

“Both the acai and the maqui berry come from South America. The small deep blue acai berry has been known for centuries by the indigenous people of the Amazon rain forest where the wild fruit grows on tall acai palm trees. The berries are made into a fruit pulp that, when flash-frozen, retains its antioxidant and vitamin properties even when shipped around the world. The deep purple maqui berry, which grows on small evergreen trees, has been used for hundreds of years by the Mapuche Indians of Chile and Argentina for its medicinal and antiaging benefits. Maqui extract is widely used as a coloring agent for Chilean wines.

Both acai and maqui berries contain an extraordinary antioxidant compound called anthocyanin, which is thought to have many health and antiaging benefits with its ability to neutralize free radicals in the body, combat tissue damage and strengthen the immune system.

Maqui berries contain the highest antioxidant value of any known superfruit. Medical News Today reported that the ORAC value of the maqui berry was four to 30 times higher than the average acai berry. ORAC, developed by researchers at Tuff’s University, measures a food’s antioxidant ability to correct potential health imbalances. The pulp of the maqui has a 27,600 value per 100-gram serving as compared to 16,700 per 100-gram portion of the acai.”

(http://www.livestrong.com/article/326437-maqui-berry-vs-acai-berry/)

2015-04-12 032Benefits of Maqui

  • Strengthens immune system.
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Helps the body detoxify.
  • Can help prevent illness as you get older.
  • Promotes higher levels of good cholesterol.
  • Promotes healthy skin.
  • Supports healthy weight loss.
  • Improves energy levels.
  • Aids in ‘anti-ageing’.
  • Great source of dietary fibre.
  • High in iron, calcium and vitamin C
  • Helps reduce inflammation.
  • Encourages stamina and clear thinking.
  • Good for healthy bones and joints.

Antioxidants

“Maqui berries currently hold the highest amount of antioxidants out of any fruit currently discovered in the world today. Amazingly it contains the same amount of antioxidants as Acai, Goji and Pomegranate combined. Here is a comparison of the antioxidant content of Maqui with other Super Fruits.” – http://fruitme.co/fruit-me-maqui/

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Not only is it super healthy, but it tastes delightful! And it adds a beautiful pink/purple colour to your smoothies.

To conclude, Maqui powder is the bomb. It contains so many crucial vitamins and nutrients that are essential to our body, and it tastes incredible

If you’re interested in buying some Maqui powder for yourself, check out their website: http://fruitme.co/

Or if you want to order some Maqui powder, you can find the link here: http://fruitme.co/fruit-me-maqui/

Hope you guys enjoy! Have a great day xo

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassie Tran
    August 16, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Now I really have to try maqui–I’ve heard maqui berries and maqui powder! This looks absolutely amazing!

  • Reply
    Max (blue earth grrl)
    August 20, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I actually haven’t heard much about this product before,…everyone is all about those acai bowls these days! Better set the record straight and get myself some maqui ASAP, it’ll be great to take with me on my travels, since long-haul flights tend to really tank the immune system….

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