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The benefits of sea buckthorn

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The fruit with a thousand and one virtues

Sea buckthorn is an emerging shrub in Quebec that is gaining in popularity. Our first harvest of sea buckthorn dates back to 2013. In the early days, when we talked about sea buckthorn, we were told ar-what? Since then, sea buckthorn growers have included us, and the media have talked about it a lot. In addition, more people now know this little fruit with a thousand and one virtues. The benefits of sea buckthorn are multiple. It is a very complete fruit which can help maintain a strong immune system and can therefore help counter or limit the risks associated with seasonal illnesses such as the flu or the common cold.

It is possible to enjoy the benefits of sea buckthorn by consuming 2 tablespoons of 100% pure sea buckthorn juice or 1/4 cup of sea buckthorn fruit per day. Discover the vitamins, minerals and Omega present in sea buckthorn collaborating in the benefits for our health.

benefits of sea buckthorn

Vitamins

Sea buckthorn is full of vitamins A, B, C and E. All of these vitamins play a very important role in our body. Among others, the benefits are that it helps strengthen our immune system to fight against infections and also plays a role in the tissues, cells and hormones of our body. 

Vitamin A

  • Helps maintain good vision
  • bone growth
  • Skin regeneration
  • Anti-infectives

Vitamin B1, B2, B5, B6

  • Production of energy, red blood cells and hormones
  • skin repair
  • Regularization of sugar levels
  • Helps maintain a good immune system

Vitamin E

  • antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Contributes to the proper functioning of the heart

Vitamin C

  • Helps maintain healthy bones, gums and teeth
  • Anti-infectives
  • Aids in iron absorption
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • antioxidant
  • Helps slow skin aging

*** Vitamin C is highly concentrated in this fruit. With only two tablespoons of 100% pure sea buckthorn juice per day, you can meet your vitamin C needs for the day.

Trace elements and minerals

Trace elements are mineral substances found in small quantity in the foods we need. For example, zinc is important in pregnant women because it helps cells grow and is involved in strengthening the immune system.

The minerals, they are present in addition large quantity in sea buckthorn. For example, it is possible to find almost 2 % of the required iron per day in 50 g of sea buckthorn berries.

Minerals

  • Calcium: Helps in bone strength and formation. Also helps blood clotting. 
 
  • Potassium: Helps the contraction of muscles including the heart. It is therefore very important.
 
  • Magnesium: Participates in the use of glucose in order to transform it into energy. Helps regulate heart rate.
 
  • Iron : Helps the oxygenation of the different organs. Very important in pregnant women.
 
  • Phosphorus: Aid in storing and transporting energy. 

Trace elements

  • Copper : Helps in the formation of red blood cells and participates in the defense of the immune system and has an antioxidant role.
 
  • Colbat: Helps in the production of red blood cells.
 
  • Zinc: Helps stabilize various hormones. It also helps to keep taste and smell developed and is essential for the immune system.

The Omegas

Sea buckthorn is a real marvel at the Omega level. In addition to containing Omega 3 and 6, this small orange fruit is full of Omega 7 and 9. Omegas are important fatty acids for the human body that can only be obtained by eating foods that contain them. 

Omega 3

  • Participates in the regulation of blood pressure by controlling cholesterol.
  • Aid in blood clotting
  • Anti-inflammatory

Omega-6

  • Helps the nervous and cardiovascular system to stay healthy.
  • Helps brain development

Omega 7

  • Present in sea buckthorn and macadamia nuts only.
  • Contributes to skin hydration
  • Contributes to the proper functioning of the liver
  • Helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood
Source : Nutrissential

Omega-9

  • Helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
 
 
 
 

Omega 7 is a fatty acid that is only found in 2 foods: Macadamia nuts and sea buckthorn. The benefits of Omega 7 being multiple, it may be interesting to turn to sea buckthorn in order to seek the benefits of the latter.

Other components

Several of the components of sea buckthorn mentioned above are powerful antioxidants present in sea buckthorn. It is important to note that other elements such as flavonoids, formerly called vitamin P, are present in sea buckthorn. Flavonoids are also antioxidants.

This small orange fruit also contains lecithin and cephalin which are phospholipids. They are naturally produced by the liver and aid in the digestion of fatty foods.

Conclusion

The benefits of sea buckthorn are multiple thanks to all the vitamins, Omegas and minerals present in this fruit. Do not forget that a good varied diet is a guarantee of better health! The consumption of fruits such as sea buckthorn helps us to obtain all the nutrients that our body requires in order to ensure the proper functioning of our immune system. By consuming 1/4 cup of sea buckthorn fruit per day, it is possible to obtain an important contribution in vitamins, Omega and minerals.

Date: March 5 to March 15, 2020
The information written in this article comes from different sources and is for informational purposes only. Only a professional can suggest taking a product for medical purposes.

IMPORTANT

On August 19, 2023 we are off the farm for a wedding. There will therefore be no no farm tours on August 19.

Sea buckthorn self-picking remains possible and the shop will be open according to the usual schedule.

Thank you for understanding.

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