Also known as the miracle fruit, the miracle berry is widely used in West Africa mainly due to its ability to change the flavor of some foods. This fruit also plays with your taste buds because if you eat a lemon immediately after having this berry you’ll find that the lemon tastes sweet. These effects are caused by the active compound of this fruit known as miraculin.
This fruit does more than just changing the taste of food, they are highly nutritious. It is recommended for those who are on a diet because it can be used as a substitute for sugar. It is ideal for those who want to improve their appetite and even diabetics.
This fruit is good for weight loss because it does not have any calories. People use its ability to change the taste buds to eat foods that they don’t find appealing such as vegetables.
A study conducted on rats shown that it protected the rats with high sugar levels against insulin resistance. Even though miracle berry is sugary sweet, it does not cause complications with diabetes and insulin.
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Source: Health Tips