What’s in a Bignay?


Mitzi Ilagan | Vigorbuddy.com

If you haven’t heard of this fruit, now, you must know that it is commonly found in the Philippines and in other parts of Southeast Asia which resembles a wild berry and comes in bunches like grapes. It is present in some provinces in Luzon and is cheap when bought.

For some, they take bignay as tea or wine, some eat the fruit raw and fresh. It could also be eaten as a jam or jelly, and is also used for medicinal purposes. The bignay fruit has a lot of nutritional values that is why it is useful and beneficial in a lot of ways. And these are:

1. It has antioxidants.

Acting as antioxidants in Bignay, its flavonoids helps fight free radicals to avoid DNA damage in the body. Bignay also has natural detoxifying properties which help slow down our aging process through antioxidants which prevents the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It helps prevent neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, and it also gives inflammatory and immune system benefits to those who eat it.

2. It provides vitamins and minerals.

This small fruits surprisingly contains various vitamins and nutrients such as niacin, calcium, iron, antioxidants and phytochemicals (mostly found in plants) and fiber, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids.

3. It controls blood pressure levels.

If you have hypertension or hypertension-induced cardiovascular issues, eating a bignay or taking it as a tea 2-3 times a day would help you control your blood pressure level.

4. It could heal constipation.

Commonly taken as tea, toxins in the body could be flushed out, naturally cleansing your colon and naturally improves your digestion.

5. It has appetite-suppressing properties for losing weight.

If you are planning to lose a few pounds in a healthy and easy way, drinking bignay tea would probably be the most convenient way for you. Drinking a cup of bignay tea half an hour before eating would suppress your appetite, making you consume less.