Have you been seeing this term lately, and what does it actually mean?
The most common definition would be a food that offers a significant boost to your health. A nutritional punch, full of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.
Now this leads us to our new favourite fruit! This strange-looking fruit hailing from Vietnam, is truly a wonder fruit! It is packed from seed to skin with nutrients and age-defying antioxidants: In just the arils (the soft, deep red membranes surrounding the seeds) you can find lots of carotenoids, vitamins, polyunsaturated fats, protein, polyphenol compounds and flavonoids.
It also has 70 times more lycopene than tomatoes, 10 times more beta-carotene and 40 times more zeaxanthin than yellow corn, along with exceptionally high levels of vitamins C and E, that are vital not just to the eyes and skin but to overall good health.
Recent studies have shown that Malaysian’s spend a DAILY average of 9.17 hours using digital devices! With this high increase of digital screen times, we need to find more ways to protect ourselves from blue light. Although the fact that 2 outta 3 people (64%) are still completely unaware of the effects of blue light/ digital aging.
A 2017 study found higher blood levels of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, is associated with better cognition, memory and executive function of the brain.
Beauty may be skin-deep, but when you are healthy inside, it shows on the rest of you! Maintaining a good diet not only promotes a healthy body and mind, but also healthy skin. Over the years, beauticians and health experts have come up with all kinds of UV blocks, but there is a lack of protection against blue light!
There is also mounting evidence showing how the rich nutrients in Gac Fruit can benefit our skin.
⭐️ Carotenoids and Vit A, E, and C can prevent collagen from being broken down over time.
⭐️ Protein, as well as healthy fats and carbohydrates, help keep the skin clear, young-looking and free of disease.
⭐️ Polyunsaturated fats are important for good skin health, and they also help the body better use carotenoids.
⭐️ The minerals Zinc and Selenium, which complements all the nutrients efficacy
All in all, Gac fruit has the potential to help the body grown strong, prevent infection and avoid diseases!
🍀 A powerhouse of antioxidants
🫀 Boost heart health and has anti-cancer benefits
🤺 The omega-3 fatty acid in the fruit helps fight inflammation
👀 Extremely high carotenoid content beneficial for eye health (prevent vision loss, reduce dry eye, and even improve night vision)
✨Helps the body maintain excellent skin health