Twenty years ago, few people in the western world knew about the ancient “tree of life,” which grows in Africa, Arabia, Australia, and Madagascar.
But today, it’s quite “trendy” in lots of high-end, American-made products—including cosmetics, supplements, food products, and more.
Even the hospitality industry has taken note of this legendary tree. In fact, the big, new riverfront hotel in Savannah, GA named one of its swanky lobby bars after it!
But unlike many American marketing trends, this tree is THE REAL DEAL. And you can use it to SUPERCHARGE your health.
Baobab fruit is good for literally everything
In Africa, they call the baobab tree the “tree of life,” as it thrives in a landscape where few plants can survive. And over many years, it produces nutrient-dense fruit, bark, and leaves that have been used medicinally for centuries to treat just about anything and everything. Including colds and viruses…stomach upset and diarrhea…even kidney and joint diseases.
Of course, modern research shows baobab also works to:
- Support healthy blood sugar
- Balance the immune system
- Improve digestive health
- Increase satiety (the feeling of fullness after eating)
Baobab also contains significant amounts of essential fats, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins—including A, all the Bs, D, E, and lots of C. In fact, the fruit has 10 times more vitamin C than oranges!
Plus, the natural soluble and insoluble fibers found in baobab appear to work as “prebiotics,” supporting the healthy probiotic bacteria in your gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome.
(And, as you know, more and more research suggests your gut is “ground zero” for your health.)
Of course, the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that 95 percent of people in the U.S. don’t get enough fiber in their diets. So, baobab can help fill this gap.
And unlike fiber products made with psyllium husk, for example, baobab powder doesn’t congeal immediately into a gel. Instead, you can add it to just about any liquid and drink it slowly for your enjoyment.
Just be cautious about where you get your baobab. I recommend seeking out a high-quality, water-soluble, powdered formula from a trusted brand. It should contain at least 500 to 1,000 mg of baobab together with other healthy, water-soluble powders—such as blueberry, rose hips, and rooibos (red bush tea).
You can learn much more about the wonders of baobab in the June 2022 issue of Insiders’ Cures, my monthly newsletter (“Baobab: The ‘tree of life’ can also be the ‘drink’ of life”). If you’re not yet a subscriber, now is a perfect time to become one!
P.S. This Sunday, July 24th at 3 p.m. (EDT), I’ll be hosting my Ultimate Alzheimer’s Summit. During this exclusive event, I’ll be revealing an easy-to-follow plan of action that can help fight Alzheimer’s and memory-loss
“Don’t call it a trend: How baobab is defining the fiber revolution.” Nutraingredients, 3/1/22. (nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2022/03/01/don-t-call-it-a-trend-how-baobab-is-defining-the-fiber-revolution#)
“Health and nutritional benefits of baobab.” Medical News Today, accessed 6/28/22. (medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306445)