Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Ever with Cupuaçu
We’re glad you asked! (We’d be surprised if you had heard of it.) Cupuaçu (pronounced coop-oo-ah-SOO) is quite possibly the world’s healthiest fruit.
It comes from a tree with the same name that’s native to the Amazon in South America. This extraordinary fruit looks and tastes unlike any food you may find in your local supermarket.
Cupuaçu most closely resembles a coconut with its tough brown outer shell and creamy white inner pulp. It’s closely related to the cacao tree, the plant that gives us chocolate. While cupuaçu tastes primarily of chocolate, it also has hints of banana, melon and citrus.
Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, phytonutrients, triglycerides, theacrine and more, the cupuaçu has been consumed in Central and South America for centuries for its wide range of health benefits.
You may already be familiar with acai berry, another super fruit which comes from the same part of the world. Acai has been gaining in popularity in North America due to its many wellness benefits. The cupuaçu fruit has been shown to have an even broader range of health benefits than acai.
Benefits of Eating Cupuaçu
Here’s just some of what this amazing super fruit has to offer:
It’s full of B Vitamins, the building blocks of a healthy body. B Vitamins are important because they can influence essential bodily functions such as cell metabolism, energy levels and helping your brain to operate optimally.
B Vitamins are especially important for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Without enough B Vitamins, you can suffer from digestive problems, skin issues, infections, anemia and more, so it’s important that you’re getting the right amount of the right B Vitamins.
Cupuaçu also contains a phytonutrient known as polyphenol that is not found in any other fruit. When integrated into a long-term healthy eating plan, polyphenols can help protect against certain cancers, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, pancreatitis, gastrointestinal problems, lung damage and neurodegenerative diseases.
In the Amazon, cupuaçu is used as a natural pain killer, particularly for menstrual cramps and to help ease pain during childbirth. Although it contains no caffeine, it produces similar effects to caffeine, increasing energy and stamina, due to its theacrine content. And cupuaçu is rich in fiber, so its effective for a range of digestive health issues too.
The list of health benefits of this amazing super fruit goes on and on, and it doesn’t stop with wellness. It’s also used as a beauty product, capable of deep moisturizing, bringing out the best in skin, hair and nails. It’s the beauty secret of many South American supermodels, including Brazil’s Gisele Bündchen.
Fortunately, we can all reap the benefits of this versatile fruit as it’s an ingredient in many health, wellness and beauty products.
At Nature’s Link, we’ve seen significant results with the cupuaçu products we recommend to our clients. For example, SolleMaca™ XD Stamina Empowered combines cupuaçu with three types of maca (another precious health food resource from South America) for stamina, energy and overall wellbeing.
At Nature’s Link Wellness Center in Breaux Bridge, LA we are committed to a holistic approach to health. Led by natural health practitioner and board-certified naturopathic doctor Kristine Devillier, we are passionate about helping clients find their own personal balance and achieve optimal health and wellness.
If you’re ready to make 2020 your healthiest year ever, please get in touch today to set up an appointment. For holistic wellness near Lafayette, LA, call 337-332-2705 or reach us online.
Wishing you your perfect vision of health and wellness in 2020!