Gac is a fruit that improves everything about you.
It is found in Northern Vietnam. Its superior nutritional makeup grants eaters with an incredible array of health benefits. For these reasons, indigenous people call it the “fruit from heaven.” We outline five of those “superpowers” below. You can read about the fruit’s taste, harvest cycle, and chemical makeup in our original piece from June.
It keeps your brain sharp.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School have found that men who take beta-carotene supplements for 15 or more years are considerably less likely to experience cognitive decline than other males. Gac just so happens to be the most beta-carotene rich known fruit or vegetable in the world – containing 10 times more of the chemical than carrots, which speaks volumes given that carrots were specifically named for their rich deposits of the it.
The benefits of this are far-ranging. A slowdown in cognitive decline can give you the acuity and confidence to embark on thrilling adventures long past retirement. Perhaps you want to dive with turtles, or scour the world’s largest cave? If you are more focused on work, stronger cognitive function allows you to maintain peak performance longer. Both solid perks for something delicious.
It helps you look younger.
Along with beta-carotene, Gac also contains copious amounts of lycopene. This chemical enhances skin health by mitigating oxidative damage in tissue. It essentially slows down the “rusting” process within skin cells. By doing so, lycopene contributes to better-looking and healthier skin. Scientists have traditionally linked strong lycopene levels with tomatoes, but Gac has taken the throne in this arena as well. Recent studies have shown that it contains 70 times more lycopene than tomatoes.
It preserves your vision.
The perception that carrots improve eye health is well known, as the beta-carotene in carrots do indeed help in the maintenance of good vision. Since Gac has 10 times more beta-carotene, it is even more powerful in preserving vision and reducing blindness. Gac also contains rich deposits of another vision-supporting chemical: zeaxanthin. Complementing beta-carotene, zeaxanthin protects the tissues of the eyes against exposure to ultraviolet rays. This reduces oxidation in eye tissue and improves overall eye health.
Achieving better vision naturally means less visits to the eye doctor – a great way to start living more economically. The twenty dollars you would have spent can actually be used to traverse the entirety of Saigon – if you allocate wisely.
Now go and get some superfruit!
Gac proves itself to be an incredible fruit. It makes a perfect gift for health-conscious friends, and also serves as an ideal supplement for performance-driven individuals. One of our writers was given a basket when she returned to Saigon to enjoy a Vietnamese Christmas last year. She still hasn’t stopped raving about how much she loves the fruit. You can find supplement products across major e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Alibaba, and Ebay.