What is the healthiest fruit in the world?

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So what is the healthiest fruit in the whole world? There may be a lot of debate, but it’s very likely that the research and verdict may be in. In this video I talk about this incredible superfood, and as always, the focus is on peer reviewed SCIENCE. And I can tell you something else: I have been foraging this fruit for 4 years now, and I feel better than I have in my entire life. I may or may not have superpowers now.

Sources for further reading:

The Anticancer Activity of Sea Buckthorn [Elaeagnus rhamnoides (L.) A. Nelson], by Beata Olas*, Bartosz Skalski and Karolina Ulanowska, Department of General Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland, peer reviewed by Curtin University, Australia and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2018.00232/full

They are rich in essential amino acids, antioxidants [carotenoids (lycopene, β-carotenes, zeaxanthin) and flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, isorhamnetin, myricetin).

Fatty Acid Composition of Developing Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) Berry and the Transcriptome of the Mature Seed, Tahira Fatima, Crystal L. Snyder, William R. Schroeder, Dustin Cram, Raju Datla, David Wishart, Randall J. Weselake, and Priti Krishna, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3338740/)

For more information on the nutritional benefits of all those long words, check this article out: https://askthescientists.com/phytonutrients/. It’s a crash course in human nutrition. I may do a video on this in the future and I would lean heavily on that article.

Abundance of active ingredients in sea-buckthorn oil, Aleksandra Zielińska and Izabela Nowak, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, which if you go to the article and look up Table 4, you will find a well referenced list of health benefits. I.e. each of the following is referenced to research. From that article (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438513/):
Table 4:

Sea-buckthorn oil and its importance for human health proved by in vivo tests –literature review
Function of oil:
✓ has antiatherogenic properties
✓ protects the heart
✓ has antiaggregative properties
✓ can be used in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease
✓ has antioxidative properties
✓ antiinflammatory
✓ protects cardiovascular disease
✓ has commercial applications due to the high level of ω-7
✓ in the treatment of burns, chilblains, bedsores, difficult healing of wounds
✓ it is proved its application in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease
✓ exhibits an anti-atherosclerotic effect.
✓ protects cardiovascular disease and inhibits the risk factors.
✓ has antioxidant, anti-ulcerogenic and hepato-protective actions, and its berry oil is reported to suppress platelet aggregation.
✓ has the antihypertensive effect due to the flavones extracted from seed residues of Hippophae rhamnoides L.
✓ has dermal wound healing activity
✓ reduces the increase of the osmotic concentration in tear film during the cold season and positively affects the dry eye symptoms.
✓ has significant hepatoprotective effects
✓ can be used as a food supplement against liver diseases

Also check out many articles over at https://arcticflavors.com

And last but certainly not least, check out this article over at: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sea-buckthorn-oil#section1. This article has FOURTY FOUR published research papers which back up it’s claims. Nothing like well cited articles! This one here is the one that made me say… yep, I’m planting that tree.


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