HIBISCUS BENEFITS: TOP 8 Reasons we love Hibiscus..
Meraki Hibiscus Powder is a 100% natural and organic, Naturopath approved , Vegan & sustainably-sourced superfood made from dried Hibiscus Sabdariffa, also known as Roselle. Known for its FLOWER POWER, beautiful deep pink colour & medicinal properties for centuries its been used around the globe for many health reasons, it is used in local medicines to treat high blood pressure, cholesterol, sore throats, digestive issues, cancer, inflammation, cardiac and nerve disease.
Now you can embrace the FLOWER POWER..
Hibiscus is a source of fibre, calcium, iron, plant protein and antioxidants, supporting a wide range of health and beauty benefits. With a vibrant pink colour and delicious tangy flavour, it is perfect for boosting smoothies, yoghurts, overnight oats, ice creams, porridge, desserts, cakes and more.
THE TOP HEALTH & BEAUTY BENEFITS OF HIBISCUS
1. GUT HEALTH
Hibiscus Powder is a source of calcium which contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes in the gut. It is also exceptionally high in fibre (33%), helping the good bacteria in our gut thrive. A balanced digestive system is vital to support our gut health and overall wellbeing, ensuring we get all the nutrients we need from our food. A healthy supply of bacteria and digestive enzymes is needed to support effective digestion and absorption.
The immune system is a complex system of cells, tissues & organs your first line of defence that protects the body against infection and disease. Maintaining a healthy immune system requires a balanced diet and a sufficient intake of specific nutrients, including iron. Hibiscus Powder is a source of iron, needed to mount effective immune responses to invading pathogens. In a nut shell it earns points in the immune boosting section
3. HEALTHY, GLOWING SKIN
Hibiscus powder is exceptionally rich in antioxidants including polyphenols and anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid that gives red, purple, and blue plants their rich colouring. Needless to say it help protect against Free radicals that can damage collagen, which can cause skin dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and premature ageing so eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help prevent damage to the skin, particularly in the long-term. Yipeeee
4. REDUCES TIREDNESS & FATIGUE
Let's talk Fatigue - Maintaining a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise can help but in some cases fatigue can be due to an iron deficiency. Hibiscus Powder is a source of iron, which is an essential mineral for helping reduce tiredness and fatigue in the body.
5. SOURCE OF PLANT PROTEIN
Hibiscus Powder is a source of plant protein. Proteins are essential for the structure and function of every cell in the body. Ensuring we get enough protein in our diet is important for the growth and repair of all our bodily tissues and organs and our overall wellbeing. Protein is also needed for the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. Our Hibiscus Powder is also a source of calcium which is needed for normal muscle function, making it an ideal supplement for pre and post workout.
6. BOOSTS ENERGY LEVELS
Hibiscus Powder is a source of iron and calcium, two minerals that contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism in the body. Get ready to be skipping with that new found energy add 1-2 tsp daily to your routine
7. HEALTHY BONES
Our bones are responsible for our structure, movement and protecting our brain, heart and other organs from injury. As such bone health is an important aspect of wellbeing particularly when we are growing up and as we get older. Hibiscus Powder is a source of calcium and protein.
8. HEALTHY TEETH
Hibiscus Powder is a source of calcium, which is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth in both children and adults. Hello Pearly Whites..
HOW TO USE ADUNA HIBISCUS POWDER
Meraki Superfoods Hibiscus Powder has a vibrant dark pink colour (perfect for Insta-lovers!) and delicious tangy flavour, similar to pomegranate or cranberry. Mix 1-2 teaspoons into smoothies, yoghurt, breakfasts, ice cream, porridge, baking recipes, desserts or join us in creating the most colourful recipes known to mankind! For an instant healthy drink, stir 1 teaspoon into a glass of water or shake into your water bottle for an on-the-go boost.
Traditional medicinal uses and antioxidant content of hibiscus:
Immunity benefits of iron: https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/immunity
Cognitive development of children: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3607807/