Kakadu Plum Health Benefits
The nutritional and therapeutic properties of Terminalia ferdinandiana (aka Kakadu Plum) has been used as food and medicine by Indigenous people of Australia for thousands of years.
Research has been conducted on these fruits and have found that they are a great source of antioxidants, phenolic compounds (vital for defence responses) and have anti-inflammatory, pro-apoptotic (anti cancer), cyto-protective (cell protective) and anticancer properties in the fruit and leaves.
Our bodies need vitamin C to reduce the duration and severity of cold and flu symptoms as part of a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle.
Native fruits, like Kakadu Plum have been found to be high in Vitamin C and other nutrients to benefit good health and prevention of common diseases.
The best way for you to get the nutrients you need is via a healthy diet and one way to boost those nutrients is via whole foods like superfood powders and blends which you can add to food and beverages.
Nutrient requirements can vary depending upon your age, gender, nutrient deficiencies and any pre-existing conditions.
Keep well hydrated for cellular function, get good rest and sleep, exercise and eat loads of colourful fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and oils, proteins and fibre.
Native foods contain healthy nutrients and may also contain medicinal properties that have been Traditionally used for thousands of years.
Always consult a health professional before embarking on any information here especially if you have Kidney or Bone density ailments due to Kakadu Plum containing high levels of Oxalates (as per rhubarb and spinach).
Ref: Science Direct, ResearchGate, NCBI
More research is underway into the health benefits of Australian Native Foods.