Aronia berries are attracting attention not only in beauty but also in health. Recently, it has become clear that aronia berrie are rich in “β-cryptoxanthin,” which is one of the carcinogens.Currently, there are many supplements aimed at the diet effect of aronia berries, but it seems that supplements focusing on health such as cancer prevention will come out in the future.Aronia berry contain various active ingredients, but what kind of effects can be expected from them?
1 Beautiful skin effect:
Aronia berries are rich in polyphenols, which have excellent antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Polyphenols remove active oxygen that accelerates cell aging and prevent wrinkles, sagging, and dry skin.In addition, polyphenols are one of the ingredients that plants have to protect themselves from strong sunlight. By ingesting aronia berries, polyphenols suppress the production of melanin pigments, which prevents spots and freckles and can be expected to have a whitening effect.
2 Prevention of eye strain:
The abundant anthocyanins contained in aronia berries have the effect of preventing and improving eye strain and protecting the function of the eyes themselves. blueberries and bilberries are famous as “good supplements for the eyes”. Aronia berries contain more anthocyanins than blueberries and blueberries. From now on, supplements containing aronia berries are likely to increase.
3 Immunity improvement:
Beta-carotene, which is abundant in aronia berries, has the effect of conditioning the skin and lungs, protecting the mucous membranes and boosting immunity.
4 Relieve constipation:
Aronia berries are also rich in dietary fiber. Since the intestinal environment is also improved by improving the immunity of beta-carotene, it can be expected to relieve constipation.
5 Diet effect:
The cause of obesity in men is “visceral fat”, which is the fat around the internal organs, but the cause of obesity in women is “subcutaneous fat”.Visceral fat can cause adult diseases and is quite scary, but it is said that it is relatively easy to remove by exercising.The standard value for measuring abdominal circumference in health examinations is stricter for men than for women, isn’t it? Since visceral fat, which is abundant in men, needs to be dealt with at an early stage, the standard value is tightened.On the other hand, subcutaneous fat, which is common in women, is not a problem in terms of health, but once it is applied, it is a persistent fat that is difficult to remove even after exercising.However, aronia berries have been found to be effective in reducing this persistent subcutaneous fat. It was confirmed that the subcutaneous fat area decreased when the aronia berry extract was ingested for 12 weeks.Aronia berries promote fat metabolism. Aronia berries are said to be particularly effective for the diet of women in their thirties and older, whose metabolism has declined and it has become difficult to lose weight even after exercising.
6 Prevention of cerebral infarction, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, measures against metabolic syndrome.
Animal studies have revealed that aronia berries have the ability to reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterol.Triglycerides and bad cholesterol can cause stroke, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Aronia berries are expected to be effective in preventing these.In addition, the fat burning effect of aronia berrie is effective not only for subcutaneous fat but also for visceral fat. It is also effective in improving obesity and metabolic syndrome in men.