Maximum antioxidant, helps the heart and blood sugar regulator
The rich purple Chilean maqui berries contain more antioxidants than any berries found on earth, so they are an excellent addition to any diet. Maqui berries contain a lot of vitamin C, calcium, iron and potassium, anthocyanins anti-aging and polyphenols and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Maqui Berry has a wonderful flavor, which can be described as slightly acidic with light touch of blackberries, blueberries, watermelon and acai.
Maqui berries are abundantly rich with antioxidants known as anthocyanins, which protect against inflammation in the body and fight the onset of degenerative diseases.
According to a phytochemical analysis maqui dry berries contain anthocyanins even more so than fresh maqui berries.
Foods rich in antioxidants can protect the cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Antioxidants are known to combat oxidative stress and improve cholesterol levels. In a 2008 study published in the journal Food Chemistry, researchers found that the extract of maqui in rats had cardiovascular protective effects and reduced the risk of heart damage.
Maqui powder can help prevent spikes in blood sugar and improve glucose tolerance. A 2012 study conducted by Rutgers University and the State university of North Carolina examined the effects of the maqui berry extract which resulted to be rich in anthocyanins in diabetic mice.
The researchers found that the extract of maquis improved both blood sugar levels and insulin resistance in diabetic mice consuming a high-fat diet. This study is promising for people with diabetes who seek a safe supplement to control sugar levels in the blood.