Maues is a beautiful region in Brazil, they are one of the top producing regions of Guarana. Why does this matter you may ask, let us inform you? The health benefits from this special little fruit are astounding and it can also be used as a stimulant similar to caffeine but natural. Numerous papers have been written and studies performed showcasing the fruits’ various potential. Guarana has the ability to aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, it also acts as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidepressant, intestinal regulator, and even an aphrodisiac.
For only a few months out of the year beginning in August, the stretch of sand on Ponta da Maresia beach becomes the spot to be as guarana season kicks off. The culture and economy revolve around this little fruit, whose seeds are prized possessions. Who find themselves traveling from Brazil than all around the world. You will find Guarana in energy drinks such as Rockstar and Monster.
Obadias Batista Garcia who is the president of the General Council of the Satere-Mawe Tribe had this to say about the fruit;
“For us, its a mystical plant. It’s the origin of our people. It’s a long story. It’s something that parents tell their children every night, so we can learn to live, to be leaders, to be good parents and good children.”
IMUer’s what are we thinking have ya’ll ever heard of or did you know about all the health benefits of Guarana? Let us know in the comments section below and what some of your favorite healthy snacks? Please watch the video to learn more about the awesomeness of Guarana!
Cover Photo: The Frontier Post
Video: DW News