A large-scale research study launched in 2014 by the American Society for Nutrition concluded that eating a diet rich in flavonoids promotes healthy aging and reduces the risk of developing chronic disease. [i] Flavonoids are plant molecules that enhance physical wellness through cell signaling pathways and antioxidant properties. [ii]
A variety of fruits, vegetables and leafy greens contain these beneficial flavonoids; however, nutritionists note that many people do not meet the daily recommendation of 3-5 fruit and veggie servings. [iii] As a consequence of modern society’s dependence on “fast food” chains, artificial additives, refined sugars and chemical preservatives, the general population’s eating habits lack essential nutrients. When the body is not fueled with key vitamins, minerals and molecular compounds, the aging process can be impaired by cognitive or physical limitations. [iv]
An antioxidant is one such compound that the human body requires in order to function optimally. Although some antioxidant types can be manufactured internally, others must be ingested from plant-based food sources. In addition, the body’s ability to produce antioxidants decreases with age; therefore, it is absolutely vital to consume nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta-carotene and – yes! – our friends, the flavonoids. [v]
Antioxidants bolster immunity by fighting free radicals, highly reactive atoms that are missing necessary electrons due to inflammation or environmental toxins. [vi] If left unchecked, these free radicals cause oxidative stress which inhibits the body’s ability to repair cell damage, resulting in disease. This is why the immune system needs antioxidant defenses to fulfill its purpose of maintaining overall wellness.
Nature offers an abundance of these immune-boosting properties, found in – you guessed it! –numerous fruits and vegetables. In particular, berries contain significant amounts of essential vitamins and minerals. The world’s richest known antioxidant source is the Maqui Berry, a deep purple fruit that grows throughout South America’s fertile Patagonian region. This tart yet delightfully juicy superfruit provides Vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium and bioflavonoids, among other key nutrients. In addition, Maqui is loaded with anthocyanin and polyphenol antioxidants which reduce inflammation. [vii]
A simple way to experience these extraordinary Maqui Berry benefits is by drinking Nutri Maqui juice, a gluten-free dietary supplement that Nutri Lifescience has naturally formulated to support strong immunity and inflammatory response, while promoting adequate blood glucose levels and helping to protect against cardiovascular risks, such as metabolic syndrome, as well.
This wholesome juice blend also contains acai, pomegranate, elderberry, blackberry and raspberry to maximize antioxidant defenses against cell oxidation. Therefore, consuming Nutri Maqui on a daily basis promotes healthy aging, long-term vitality and overall longevity.
[i] “Dietary Flavonoid Intake at Midlife and Healthy Aging in Women,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2014
[ii] “What are Flavonoids,” News-Medical.net, 2015
[iii] “The New Food Pyramid,” U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2015
[iv] “Dietary Flavonoid Intake at Midlife and Healthy Aging in Women,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2014
[v] “All About Antioxidants,” Mercola.com, 2011
[vi] “All About Antioxidants,” Mercola.com, 2011
[vii] “Superfruits: 11 Berries to Improve Your Health,” Mother Nature Network, 2013
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