Aguaje, to fill up with carotenoids and fight inflammation

Aguaje, to fill up with carotenoids and fight inflammation

This super fruit, rich in fiber and vitamins, is a precious ally for health

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Fruit of the Mauritia flexuosa plant, aguaje is characterized by benefits that are worth knowing. Before listing them, let's see together the salient characteristics of its nutritional profile. The first thing to say is that this fruit is characterized by an important fiber content, which is precious for the efficiency of the intestine, for the optimization of satiety and for the control of the absorption of cholesterol and sugar. In addition, in the aguaje you can find vitamin A, vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (or tocopherol).

Also not to be forgotten is the richness in B vitamins – in particular riboflavin, niacin and thiamine – essential for the efficiency of metabolic processes. As highlighted by the experts of the Humanitas group, this fruit is considered an excellent source of carotenoids. Another noteworthy aspect concerns the anti-inflammatory efficacy.

Discussing this fruit means, inevitably, calling into question the possibility of obtaining from it an oil with special properties, characterized by the presence of oleic acid, belonging to the class of omega-9. Aguaje oil is not taken orally, but is used for the skin by virtue of its extraordinary moisturizing effects and the ability to keep the effects of aging under control.

We could go on and on talking about why this super fruit is good for your health! Among the aspects to consider is also the content of phytoestrogens, very useful for female health. A proper mention must also be devoted to minerals.

In 100 grams of fruit – which, to be precise, provide about 520 calories – we can find clacius, a special ally of bones and teeth – but also phosphorus and iron. Returning for a moment to the presence of vitamin A, it is important to remember that we are talking about a content that, in some cases, is five times higher than that of vegetables such as carrots.

Available from September to June, these special fruits do not interact with the effectiveness of any drug. With a bright yellow pulp and a firm texture – the flavor is instead pleasantly delicate – they can be eaten raw without any problems. Before introducing them in the diet, it is advisable to ask your doctor for advice.

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