Benefits of sea buckthorn
Such multivitamin plant as sea buckthorn contains a lot of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, E, and the content of vitamin C exceeds oranges. In addition, sea buckthorn berries are rich in biologically active substances such as serotonin, flavonoids, carotene, fat and organic acids as well as tanning substances.
Furthermore, these berries contain many useful trace elements such as iron, sulfur, boron, manganese, titanium, silicon and aluminum. All these qualities make sea buckthorn very valuable product and allow to widely use it in folk medicine. It is worth noting that people use not only berries, but also the leaves and bark of the sea buckthorn.
Sea buckthorn has excellent anti-inflammatory and anesthetic effects, so you can apply it to wounds, burns and frostbite. It is recommended to use sea buckthorn on a regular basis for the prevention of colds and strengthen immunity. Sea buckthorn oil is also famous for its healing properties. It can be used both internally and externally.
Another important property of sea buckthorn is that it helps the body to recover and improve the metabolic processes during various diets. The point is that sea buckthorn berries are a storehouse of vitamins and minerals, and at the same contain a minimum of calories. Therefore, they can be successfully used to fight overweight, although humanity has learned about it recently. Scientists have proved that sea buckthorn is rich in omega-7 fatty acids. These substances inhibit the deposition of adipose tissue, ie, regulate fat metabolism. Thus, these berries prevent the accumulation of fat. These acids are especially effective during the physical exertion – accelerate the processing and withdrawal free fat from the body.
The recommended dose for daily intake is 100 grams of sea buckthorn or juice of these berries. This not only helps to keep the slim figure, but also provides invaluable benefits to overall health. If you decide to use sea buckthorn for weight loss, you should eat berries in 10-15 minutes before meals. If you prefer, you can substitute the berries by juice, slightly diluted with water. This will help to fill some part of the stomach in order to eat less.
An important point – sea buckthorn saves absolutely all the useful properties in a frozen form.