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The Incredible Power Of Baobab Powder(Unga Wa Mbuyu)

Baobab powder is a nutrient rich powder that is derived from the fruit of the baobab tree.The Baobab tree is a large wild tree that is largely found in Africa. It has been revered for centuries as and I quote “The Tree Of Life”.

The Baobab fruit is a pod which normally contains incredibly nutrient dense seeds and powder. Baobab powder has a mild flavor and could be consumed in various ways.

The amazing health benefits of baobab powder are:-

High In Vitamin C

Vitamin C is greatly essential as it aids in the production of collagen and is greatly vital for maintaining healthy skin, bones, blood vessels and more.

You will be surprised to know that baobab powder has 6 times the vitamin C of an orange by its weight and provides nearly 24% of the daily recommended amount in just one single tablespoon.

Rich In Prebiotic Fiber

Prebiotic fiber is such an essential fiber that feeds the probiotics; which are the good bacteria in your body's gut. Baobab powder is nearly 50% fiber and 75% of it is prebiotic.

Consuming enough prebiotic fiber is very important as it works in keeping your gut healthy and balancing your microbiome; which promotes glowing skin and boosts your immune system.

Good Source Of Calcium

Calcium is one of the most essential minerals for our bodies as it’s important in the formation and maintainance of strong teeth and bones. Baobab powder is one of the plant sources that contains one of the highest calcium content. It provides nearly 2 times the calcium of milk;which makes it an ideal calcium boost for those people who do not eat dairy.

Rich In Potassium

Potassium is such an essential nutrient which plays a major role in muscle, nerve and cell function in the body. Potassium also works in regulating one's heartbeat. You will be interested to learn that baobab powder normally provides nearly 4 times the potassium of a banana;which makes it such an excellent source of this vital nutrient.

Rich In Magnesium

Baobab powder is greatly rich in magnesium. Magnesium is an essential nutrient that is normally used in many body reactions. It is vital for the functioning of the nerves and muscles, regulating of the blood sugar levels and in the making DNA, bone, and proteins.

Provides Potent Antioxidants

Antioxidants are referred to as compounds that work in protecting your cells from oxidative damage that is normally caused by free radicals.Bobab powder is important as it provides antioxidants. It’s vital to consume antioxidant rich foods such as baobab powder daily as it works in keeping oxidative stress at bay; which over time works in reducing the risk of certain diseases.

Has Low Glycemic Index

Even if you’re not diabetic, it is vital to maintain stable blood sugar levels throughout the day as it assists in keeping your energy up, promote good brain health and keep your mood balanced. Eating low glycemic foods such as baobab powder that takes longer to be digested is a great way to support balanced blood sugar levels.

Good For Skin Health

Not only is a balanced gut microbiome good for your digestion, it is also great for your skin health. Baobab powder is very high in vitamin C content;which helps in increasing the production of elastin and collagen.Baobab powder contains proteins which works in keeping your skin soft, supple and youthful. 

How To Use

You can add baobab powder to your smoothies,in your normal water and have it as an energy drink.

Where To Find It

In Nairobi,baobab powder can be found in places such as Jamia mosque.The vendors there sell it for such an affordable amount from Ksh 50.

Content created and supplied by: MsLK (via Opera News )

Baobab Baobab Powder( Prebiotic Fiber Vitamin C


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