Baobab For Immunity: Your First Line Of Defence Against Winter Colds
For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, winter brings with it the dreaded cold and flu season. Prevention is the best way to stop any sore throats and coughs in their tracks - by keeping our immune systems nice and strong.
High in vitamin C and antioxidants, Baobab is nature's remedy for a strong immune system. Unlike most animals that produce their own vitamin C, the human body does not. This means we must top up our vitamin C daily through the foods we eat. Baobab contains 6 x the vitamin C of an orange - a single serving provides 33% of your daily requirement. As a natural source of vitamin C, baobab is more easily digested by the body and generally much more bioavailable than manufactured vitamin C tablets, which means a greater uptake.
In addition, a large portion of immune activity actually takes place in our intestines and healthy gut flora can prevent viruses from getting into our blood stream. With this in mind, it's very important to support our digestive systems, and with nearly 50% fibre, baobab can help keep your tummy happy!
One of our favourite ways to feel the #baobablove everyday throughout the winter is to mix it into hot water with lemon & ginger - two ingredients that are known for their anti-bacterial properties. Simply empty a baobab sachet into a cup, make a paste and top with warm water, a squeeze of lemon and a slice of ginger or why not have a hot cup of our Lemon, Ginger & Baobab Tea.
You can find lots more delicious baobab creations on our recipe page.