The fall is here, and winter is coming.
It’s starting to get cold and we feel the need to keep warm. At this point, our immune system is highly requested, having to resist viral attacks that it’s subjected.
One of the super foods that we can introduce in our daily diet, that will increase the defenses of the immune system and help us to maintain a good mood, is the CAMU CAMU.
It’s an amazonic fruit that contains on average 30 to 50 times more vitamin C than an orange, being the largest natural source of vitamin C!
It has a slightly acidic taste that blends well with any natural sweetener.
It is a natural antidepressant
The CAMU CAMU is also a natural antidepressant and effective nutritional support for the brain to optimize and balance our mood. In some studied cases, has been successfully used to aid in the weaning of anti-depressive medication (such as Zoloft and Prozac), with no side effects and preventing relapses of depression.
The CAMU CAMU is:
• The highest natural source of vitamin C.
• Rich in antioxidants, amino acids and minerals.
• A good mood activator.
• An adaptogen to cold climates.
• Enhances the immune system defenses.
Directions for use
The CAMU CAMU is usually available as dry powder, which has a delicious and penetrating flavor.
We advised a tablespoon (3 grams) of powder CAMU CAMU per person / day. It can be used in fruit juices, smoothies, sorbets, desserts or we can mix it only with water.
The fruit grows in a small shrub along rivers and flood plains in Amazonia (Brazil, Peru and Colombia). The small, red, sour tasting fruits have amazing features and were discovered very recently.
The CAMU CAMU is truly a storehouse of vitamin C. 100 g of this fresh fruit pulp contains 2-3 g of vitamin C. By comparison, is approximately 50 times the content of Vitamin C in an orange! For this reason, it has an impressive antiviral action, boosting the immune system against viral diseases.
It is also abundant in antioxidants which combat the free radicals that damage cells, the process of aging and degenerative diseases. This protective power comes from the high content of phenolic compounds and pigments, such as anthocyanins, flavonoids, that are also abundant in red grapes and above all in Acai (which we’ll discuss later)