Baobab is the new superfood, which is gaining populatirty very quickly? Why? because it has impressive nutritional properties, that are essential to add to your pre and post workout juices and smoothies!
Baobab powder is made from the raw organic pulp found inside the Baobab fruit. Whilst it's new in the western world, it has been used for many years in Africa as a source of food and medicine.
Packed with Vitamin C
Baobab is an incredible source of Vitamin C, in fact it contains 7 times more Vit C as oranges. Exercise increases oxidative damage to cells and muscle tissues so it’s important to increase your intake of vitamin C to reduce its negative effects.
Vit C also supports healthy skin, sustained energy levels and immune health.
To perform consistenly, you need to eat food that supports sustained energy. Vitamin C is essential for increasing energy because it lowers your body’s carnitine levels (the amino acid which breaks down fats into energy), while also supporting adrenal function for increased metabolic energy. So don’t forget to add some Baobab powder to your morning smoothie for all-day energy.
Research shows that ascorbic acid is vital to building muscle and strength. On top of that, the vitamin has been linked to improved adrenal gland function, which keeps the body in homeostasis and balances levels of cortisol – a hormone that can cause muscle breakdown. This means that Baobab is just as useful when it comes to building muscle and strength as it is at promoting fast recovery after exercise.
Get your Baobab powder today
Perhaps one of the best things about Baobab (apart from the health benefits), is its taste. Boobab powder has a zingy, citrusy taste and makes a delicious addition to smoothies and juices. Just add a spoonful to your favourite pre or post-workout shake and enjoy!