Most people have never heard of Gac fruit, yet it is very popular in South East Asia, particularly in China and Vietnam. The fruit is grown on vines that reach the size of a cantaloupe and from North East Australia across to China and Vietnam. It is used as both food and medicine. It is only fairly recently that it has found use in the West as a health food.
So what’s so special about this fruit, known also as baby jackfruit and sweet gourd? Its bright red colour should provide a clue since it is jam-packed full of beta carotene, lycopene and other strong antioxidants that not only help to support the immune system but also help to slow the effects of aging.*
It has been used in Vietnam, in particular, to overcome the effects of an endemic deficiency in vitamin A and is rich in provitamin A carotenoids. It is also widely used in Chinese medicine to treat a variety of complaints.
Laboratory testing and scientific research have shown that Gac Fruit contains:
- 70 times more lycopene than tomatoes.
- 20 times more beta carotene than carrots.
- 40 times more vitamin C than oranges.
- 40 times more zeaxanthin than yellow corn.
Most of the health benefits of gac are provided by its antioxidant properties. Gac fruit’s antioxidant content helps to support healthy cardiovascular function* by potentially slowing the oxidation of the LDL cholesterol within the body. The body needs cholesterol, but levels should be kept within certain limits or resultant atherosclerosis can narrow your arteries leading to potential health concerns.
Gac also supports increased immunity* and helps to support digestive function*, largely through its alpha-tocopherol, or vitamin E content. Vitamin E is easily destroyed by free radicals, which is where the beta carotene is of benefit. This is the body’s first line of defence against free radicals, and each molecule can neutralize up to 20 free radical molecules before it is destroyed. This helps to save other antioxidants such as vitamin E.
Lycopene is particularly beneficial to supporting cardiovascular function*. Perhaps this is one reason why the Gac fruit membranes are used in Vietnam to promote healthy vision, and they also help the symptoms of dry eyes.*
Gac fruit is jam-packed full of nutrients and antioxidants and has no known side effects. It is used in Asia for weddings and other special occasions and is grown on lattices in many gardens, although it has a short season. However, Gac fruit is known as the “Fruit from Heaven” for no particular reason other than if you were allowed the choice of only one fruit in your life, then this would be the one.
Gac is a powerful fruit that can help you in so many ways! It however is not the only superfruit the Earth has provided us. There are others. Others like Acai, Goji, Mangosteen, Lychee and Pomegranate. Why get the benefits of just one fruit when you can have them all? Get them all in Trifusion Max.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.