Aguaje - Queen of the Superfoods
One of the superest foods of all - AGUAJE ! If you’re not familiar take a minute and read on…
Article courtesy of Superfood School founder Lynnette Astaire
Aguaje is an extraordinary South American fruit, containing between 5 to 8 times the beta-carotene of carrots, making it the most concentrated natural plant source of beta-carotene (Vitamin "A") in the world. It is also loaded with Vitamin E, Vitamin C and has a decent amount of protein, which makes Aguaje a potent Superfood, abundant in antioxidants.
Aguaje is part of the staple diet of millions of people in the Amazon regions of Peru, who consume this fruit daily, both men and women. The natives there call Aguaje the 'Tree of Life', because of its many health benefits.
Not only is Aguaje the most concentrated natural plant source of beta-carotene in the world, it also contains a considerable quantity of plant hormones, also known as Phytohormones. These phytohormones are the chemicals that regulate the growth of the plant. These are naturally occurring compounds, which have been said to mimic the female hormones such as estrogen in the human body.
Most concentrated plant source of beta-carotene Vitamin A (5 - 8 times more than carrots!)
High in Vitamin A, C, E, with a decent amount of protein
Contains considerable quantities of phytohormones, which have been said to mimic estrogen in the human body.
Reduced production of estrogen can affect your sexual function directly, such as through vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats.
Reduced production of estrogen can also result in the thinning of your bones, which may lead to a decline in health and bone breaks (osteoporosis).
Natives swear by Aquaje for hormonal support during menopause and increased fertility.
Locals & internet claim Aguaje supports a woman’s body to take shape naturally, including:
Thighs, hips and bottom
May enlarge breasts
Helps balance weight
Wanna try this incredible superfood in a recipe? Make sure to check out Chef Lynnette’s Lady Bliss Balls. And for more wellness tips to help you live your #bestlife check out her podcast episode HERE.