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Cathy Wong, ND

The Antioxidant Power of Baobab

By February 21, 2012

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A tree native to tropical regions of Africa, baobab produces fruit that's rich in antioxidants. Baobab has long been used for medicinal purposes in Africa, and in recent years the fruit has turned up in energy drinks, energy bars, juices, and supplements in the United States.

So far, very few studies have tested the health effects of consuming baobab. While research shows that the fruit offers a number of nutrients (including vitamin C and a variety of minerals), it's too soon to recommend baobab for treatment or prevention of any health problem.

If you're looking to boost your antioxidant intake, try loading up on vibrantly colored vegetables and fruits. You can also get your fill of antioxidants by sipping green tea, black tea, and yerba mate. In addition, natural-foods-store staples such as goji berries contain an abundance of antioxidants. Read the article: Baobab - What You Need to Know.

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