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Graviola Leaf Powder Tea: An Herbal Boost for your Whole Body

In the past few months we’ve discussed some of the amazing benefits of the tropical Graviola fruit.  With powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates, Graviola or Soursop is a superfruit known to strengthen the immune system, support healthy cell formation and help protect the body from harmful bacteria and free radicals.  One of the best and most effective ways to get the benefits of the Graviola fruit is through Graviola Leaf Powder Tea, also known as Soursop Tea.

Graviola has a particularly potent blend of nutrients that make it so beneficial and healthful.  If you recall from Nutrition 101, our bodies use carbohydrates for energy.  Like many fruits, Graviola is especially high in fructose, the natural fruit sugar.  Additionally, Graviola is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.  Vitamin C is an incredible immune boosting antioxidant that plays a part in almost every part of the human body.  Vitamin B1 (thiamine) and Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) help us burn fat and sugar for energy, produce hormones and repair DNA.  These essential vitamins are especially important for the brain, helping improve mood, retaining memory, reducing anxiety and depression and even lowering risk of migraines. 

While much research is still being done on the benefits of Graviola, it’s being studied for its potential to help treat several common and life-threatening diseases.  As an alternative medicine, Graviola has shown promising signs of reducing blood sugar levels in those suffering from diabetes, as an anti-viral for people with herpes and as a supplemental treatment for diseases caused by inflammation, including Parkinson’s, asthma, osteoporosis and cancer .  Some initial studies show Graviola has been able to attack cancerous cells that are multi-drug resistant.  Many additional studies must be done, including human trials, before the results will be conclusive.  But these are all very positive signs for an already nutritious herbal superfood.

So why wouldn’t you want to drink up these nutrients?  Graviola Leaf Powder Tea or Soursop Tea is easy to make.  You can drink it plain or add a variety of flavors to spice it up.  Simply soak 1 tablespoon of Graviloa Leaf Powder in hot water for about 10 minutes.  Then strain the powder and enjoy your tea.  Add fruit flavors like freshly squeezed lemon, grapefruit or peach to give your tea a tangy flavor.  Try it with almond milk and cinnamon for a more indulgent pallet. 

Graviola is one of the most nutritious superfoods on our planet.  While you may not live in the tropics, Zokiva makes Graviola Leaf Powder or Soursop Powder accessible to everyone in its purest form.  And now you can drink in its energy-bursting, immune-boosting, relaxing goodness by making your own Graviola Leaf Powder Tea.  Enjoy!X

Graviola Benefits: Gaviola Powder for High Blood Pressure

Graviola Leaf Powder, sometimes known as soursop, has a whole host of amazing benefits, but today we’re going to focus on how this powerful superfood can help those with high blood pressure manage their levels.

First, let’s take a look at exactly what is considered high blood pressure and how you’ll know if you have it, or if you’re at risk for developing it. The good news is that testing your blood pressure is quick, easy and painless. Administered in your doctor’s office by applying a cuff while the nurse pumps away, the simple test can tell you and your health care professionals a lot. 

Not sure what it means when the nurse, doc or PA tells you you’re under 120/80, at 130/81 or above 140/90? According to the American Heart Association, those readings are normal, pre-hypertensive – which is an indicative of risk of developing hypertension – and stage one high blood pressure, respectively. The top number is the systolic reading, measuring the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats. The bottom, lower number measures pressure in the arteries between heartbeats.  

Don’t sweat it next time you go in for a checkup, however. One high reading does not definitively mean that you have or will develop high blood pressure. That being said, if your readings stay high, your doctor may suggest you to modify your lifestyle in order to help those numbers go down.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is caused by a number of factors, ranging from smoking to obesity, and lack of physical activity to stress. High blood pressure can be dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body and contributes to hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, and to the development of heart failure. 

In addition to adopting a healthier diet – one that limits your caloric, fat, sodium and alcohol intake – quitting smoking, upping your physical activity and managing stress, adding Graviola Leaf Extract Powder can help maintain blood pressure levels within a normal range.  Graviola Extract comes from the Gaviola tree and contains a phenomenal amount of vitamins C,B1andB2.  These important vitamins are known to help relieve stress, in addition to possessing anti-inflammatory properties which can soothe sore muscles and shorten healing time between workouts.  Graviola is also known to help boost the immune system, making for an overall healthier you!

Wondering where to buy Graviola or where to buy soursop? Right here at Zokiva, of course!  Stay tuned on our blog where we’ll be sharing more incredible Graviola Leaf Powder and soursop benefits!

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.