Everybody needs a little Gubinge in their life. G-what you're asking? Gubinge. It's the Aussie King of superfoods, grown here in this wonderful country – and we are giving one lucky facebook 'liker' the opportunity to win. But before I go on about that – here's what you need to know about Gubinge.
Gubinge is BUSTING with goodness – in fact it has the highest natural source of Vitamin C on the planet!
That's pretty super. Here's what loving earth have to say about it's wonderfulness:
"Gubinge is a bush plum; there's a lot of hype around stuff coming out of the Amazon, Acai and so on, but Gubinge is a really powerful indigenous Australian superfood. It's the highest natural source of Vitamin C on the planet, and that's been verified. The species is called Terminalia Ferdinandiana, more popularly known as the Kakadu plum, and it grows in the Kakadu and the Kimberleys. The Kimberley version however has tested higher than the Kakadu version for Vitamin C. In the Kimberleys, where it is known as Gubinge, they're not irrigating it or cultivating it using typical commercial horticultural techniques, which a number of operations up in the Northern Territory are doing. Essentially, those precious vital phytonutrients (the antioxidants within plants) are there to make the plant itself stronger. They do the same for the plant as they do for us, so if you pamper the plant too much, it doesn't need them anymore! If that plant is in its natural environment and there's a certain level of environmental stress present, that makes the plant stronger, so you get these higher levels of antioxidants."
In a nutshell – Gubinge is so wonderful because it goes about making itself (as a plant) super strong by producing loads of its own antioxidants to make the plant heartier. It's these nutrients that get passed onto you when you start to include it in your diet which do all kinds of ace things to your health and fertility.
But here is what I love:
" To make it we simply take the whole frozen fruit, dehydrate it at 40ºC for 16 hours and then mill it into a powder, so in essence all we have done is take away the water: everything else is there in the powder. The thing about it being a whole food is that nature packages these things in such a manner that they can easily be absorbed; Vitamin C is one important phytonutrient, but like most things, for that to be absorbed into the system, there are a couple of other things that the body really needs to be able to properly utilise it. Those other things are also important and carry out functions, but in our Western approach we tend to reduce things; there is in fact awhole, so in terms of a supplement it's amazing. It's packaged with everything; not only is it the highest natural source of Vitamin C, but it also includes everything else your body needs to assimilate the Vitamin C. All the synthetic Vitamin C supplements and extracts, they're going to be a lot cheaper in terms of milligram for milligram of Vitamin C. In terms of overall effectiveness however…they're incomparable. Two different worlds.
So basically you take this and your body can use every skerrick because it is a complete, whole food. And we now know that whole foods are the only way to go because they are the complete package. Mucking around with foods (think skim milk or low fat foods – learn more here) makes them lack vital nutrients and offer no value to our diet. In fact, they can have quite the opposite effect of making us sick and fat.
Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Gubinge is for YOU.
Including a superfood like Gubinge in your diet can make an amazing difference to your overall health which directly boosts your immunity, energy and your bodies ability to fight off illness and disease (like cancers) and because it is local to our environment – it is perfect for those of us living in Australia. We are a product of our environment and local food and produce is best assimilated by your body. Remember – fertility is an extension of your health, and so overall wellness is the key to making babies.
Now, for your chance to win, simply like us on facebook. Winners will be notified this friday the 13th!