Aronia is a small wild berry native to North America and is commonly known as ‘chokeberry’. Aronia has been famous recently because of its high levels of polyphenolic compounds, such as anthocyanin and polyphenol. Arnoia is one of the berries that have very high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value, meaning that its antioxidant activity is comparably higher than others. The measurement of antioxidant strength is found to be almost 4 times as high as Acai.
BENEFITS OF ANTIOXIDANTS
Aronia improves the blood circulation and makes blood vessels stronger, which reduces the risk of heart disease. Aronia also helps to keep blood pressure within normal range.
Aronia fights against infections. The effectiveness is found to be 5 times stronger than cranberry’s due to quinic acid, which prevents infections caused by germs and virus
Aronia contains flavonoids such as luteins and zeaxantine, which are famous antioxidants for eyes health as they protect eyes from age-related macular diseases and eye inflammation
Against carcinogen and aging
A consumption of Aronia on regular basis may slow down the growth of cancer cells and reduce the disease severity. In addition, anthocyanin from Aronia gives potential benefits against aging by removing dangerous oxygen-free radicals from our body.