Miracle Fruit and The Health Benefits
The incorporation of fruits and vegetables needed for essential healthy living is widely discussed. Yet many are unaware of why eating healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are transformative for your health.
Scientific research has shown that eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can reduce a person’s risk of developing obesity, diabetes, heart disease, some types of cancer and inflammation. Scientific research has also shown that plant derived polyphenols (phenolics and flavonoids), other antioxidants and phytonutrients have several disease preventing properties including anticancer, anti-diabetic and cardioprotective properties.
Unfortunately, despite the well documented health benefits of fruits and vegetables and the public health campaigns promoting their consumption, Americans are still not consuming enough in their daily diets. The CDC estimates that only 1 out of 10 Americans adults eat enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. This is a serious public health issue since 9 out of 10 Americans are at risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and development of some cancers due to inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables.
One of the main reasons for the low level of consumption of fruits is the fact that a significant portion of the population has developed a sweet tooth and are addicted to sweets and sugar! Healthy fruits with low sugar content (or low Glycemic Index fruits) can be a little acidic, sour or simply don’t taste delicious or sweet enough for a lot of people with a sweet tooth to enjoy on a daily basis.
MiraBurst is here to help the world enjoy healthy fruits, fruit salads, yogurt parfait as well as fruit and green smoothies so that you can cut down on processed foods, reduce intake of sugar and sweeteners and have a healthier eating habit while still satisfying your sweet tooth.
The Natives of West Africa Had a Secret
Miracle fruit is a berry that originates from Ghana, West Africa. This berry has been consumed by indigenous peoples of West Africa for centuries, not for its own taste but for what it does to the taste of other foods. The berry was used in Ghana to naturally sweeten sour and acidic fruits, foods, and drinks such as palm wine and sour fruits.
A Glycoprotein is the Key to its Abilities
Miraculin is a glycoprotein found in the pulp of the miracle fruit which binds to proteins on the sweet receptors of the taste buds on the tongue to form a miraculin-sweet receptor complex. This complex gets activated only at low pH (when it comes into contact with sour or acidic foods). Consequently, when you eat sour or acidic food or drink, miraculin super-activates the sweet receptors on the taste buds of the tongue. The super-activated sweet receptors then send signals to the brain to perceive the sour or acidic food or drink as sweet even though it isn’t really sweet. For up to 60 minutes, all sour and acidic foods, fruits and drinks will taste sweet until the miraculin-sweet receptor complex is destroyed (deactivated) by an enzyme in the saliva.
Additional Health Benefits
Although the main uses for miracle berries today are for their taste-altering capabilities, they offer much more potential for a healthy lifestyle than making lemons enjoyable. Today, making healthy foods, fruits and drinks with a sour and acidic taste become sweet-tasting has incredible health benefits.
Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics
MiraBurst Miracle berries can help diabetics and borderline diabetics enjoy healthy fruits that are high in fiber and low in sugar (low glycemic index) along with several diabetic superfoods recommended by the American Diabetes Association. These include unsweetened Greek yogurt, blueberries and other berries, grapefruit, and citrus fruits. Fruit smoothies and green smoothies with lemon can taste sweet and even more delicious with the miracle fruit. Miracle berry can even make lemon water or apple cider vinegar with lemon water taste like a sugar-free lemonade, which is beneficial for diabetics since apple cider vinegar has been shown in clinical trials to improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin whilst lemon water helps prevent blood sugar spikes after meals.
Besides making these healthy foods, fruits and drinks deliciously sweet for a diabetic or borderline diabetic to enjoy on a daily basis, the MiraBurst miracle berry itself is also a superfruit and healthy for consumption. The berry is high in antioxidants including polyphenols (phenolics and flavonoids), Vitamin C, A and E, minerals, essential amino acids and other phytonutrients which are beneficial for healthy eating and which together help manage blood sugar levels.
Children need to develop healthy eating habits and cut down on processed foods and sugar at a young age to help reduce childhood obesity and also help prevent tooth decay from consuming sugary foods and drinks. Miracle berries can make any child enjoy healthy eating by enhancing the natural sweet taste of fruits, fruit smoothies, and fruit salads without adding any sugar or sweeteners at all. With the help of miracle fruit, children who are picky eaters will now enjoy healthy eating and even take the initiative of adding healthy fruits, fruit salads, fruit smoothies and sugar-free lemonade (from lemon water) to their daily eating habits.
One of the best ways to eat healthy is to incorporate healthy fruits which are low in sugar (Low GI) while decreasing the amount of processed foods in your everyday eating habits. The problem is that most of the healthy fruits and foods are slightly sour and acidic and since people are addicted to sugar and sweets at times, they crave for it and it becomes difficult to cut off the sugar and sweets. The miracle berry can help anyone enjoy healthy fruits, fruit salads and fruit smoothies so that you can cut down on processed foods, reduce intake of sugar and sweeteners and have a healthier eating habit while still satisfying your sweet tooth.
It is the ultimate game changer and companion you need for your fruit salad, fruit juice or smoothie, lemon water, as well as yogurt parfait. The miracle berry is the ONLY superfruit on the planet that enhances the natural sweet taste of fruits and fruit smoothies making them deliciously sweet for everyone to enjoy. It takes them to a naturally higher level of satisfaction eliminating the need for any added sugar or sweetener. With MiraBurst, eating fruits or fruit salads as well as drinking fruit smoothies becomes an enjoyable daily habit.
While exact nutritional needs vary for each person, to help live a longer life and promote healthy aging, fruits and vegetables should make up at least half of our plate at each meal. Healthy eating shouldn’t be overwhelming or stressful. There are many fruits and vegetables that nature has given us so find which ones you enjoy! It is important to focus on adding natural, plant based whole foods which are high in fiber and low in sugar to your daily diet. This investment can help make all the difference in the long term and help you live a healthier longer life!