Have you lately been a course in miracles looking at that chubby chunk of fat around your torso in the mirror? Is the weighing scale giving you warning signals to stop eating that candy bar as an evening snack? Are your jeans stubborn to push through the recently added pounds on your thighs? Do not be dejected by all these because it is not just you but a wide population of people facing the exact same problems owing to the modern sedentary lifestyles that expects you to sit in front of the computer for hours. At a certain point of time you are rendered helpless when it comes to reducing weight. This is when you need a miracle. And what better than a fruit that would help you in your dieting regime.
Miracle fruit which is botanically known as Synsepalum dulcificum is a miracle berry that is found in West Africa and being cultivated widely in Florida, U.S. It is named as miracle fruit since it does magic to your sensory organs related to taste and converts the sourest of foods to sweet mouth-licking wonders. This is because of the presence of a protein termed as miraculin that temporarily blocks the sour tastes of foods by binding to the sweet receptors in the taste buds and enhancing the sweet taste. It is not a sweetener on its own instead it has a rather neutral taste when eaten. All it does is tricks your taste buds for some time and enhances the natural flavors of food without the acid or bitter taste. Now isn’t this a great news for dieters around the world? It sure is. All the evil temptations to indulge in foods that have plenty of empty calories in the form of sugar and sugar substitutes are completely controlled thanks to miracle fruit.
Miracle berries are expensive and have short-lived shelf lives thus to make it accessible to the consumers we have what are called as miracle fruit tablets in the market that has the same active ingredients as in the miracle fruit and is produced from freeze dried miracle fruits. They have effectively replaced other berries in the market that claim to have weight loss effects like the Acai berry. While the Acai berry do have some nutritional effects like regulating metabolism, improving cholesterol levels and boosting immune system, there are no scientific studies done till date that substantiate their effects as the sole cause for weight loss. On the other hand, fruit is like the secret diet supporter that helps you consume foods that are sour due to their acidic constituents taste like candy floss. Moreover, the good news is that the miracle fruit is the best solution for the sweet tooth cravings of diabetic patients. People with high diabetic incidence do not have to be tempted anymore with sweets since the miracle fruit not only improves the taste of sour foods but has been associated with enhanced insulin resistance. It might be helpful for diabetics since it is shown to improve insulin sensitivity.