Guarana is actually a common and brief name for the Paulinia Guarana plant. This plant originates from the Amazon. Indians knew about its unusual properties long before the plant hit the Old Continent. For Europe, he was discovered in the 17th century by the German botanist Paullini. Then her career started ...
Its name comes from the Guarani tribe. They attributed this plant magic power, they even called it a gift from a god and the elixir of youth. She served them mainly in the case of intestinal problems and as a natural stimulant. Coming from a beautiful and still exotic South America, guarana has long since won the hearts and tastes of people around the world. It is used very willingly because it has a completely natural origin. It adds energy and is not addictive like other sources of caffeine.
What is the action of guarana?
The main action of guarana is stimulation and accumulation. It causes the body to bear a lot of physical and mental strain. Of course - as with other agents containing caffeine - this is a temporary effect. Guarana is distinguished, however, by the fact that it keeps the body in a state of stimulation for a long period of time, even up to 6-7 hours! This is due to the fact that it is relatively slowly absorbed into the body. Guarana is an effective replacement for coffee. Grains contain 4-8% caffeine, which is a dose even four times higher than caffeine, with the same volume of coffee beans.
How is guarana used?
Currently, guarana is used as an adjunct to tea, in energy drinks, dietary supplements, and even some types of beer. The majority of guarana-based drinks are produced and drunk in Brazil. Who is guarana for? Above all, for people who need a quick injection of energy - especially for active people who play sports. It is also an excellent choice for people with elevated blood cholesterol levels and problems with the urinary tract.
Guarana not only for slimming!
Among dietary supplements with guarana, however, the most popular are those that facilitate the use of slimming diets and accelerate weight loss. Guarana stimulates the brain - it perfectly influences memory, improves our concentration and general well-being. And also increases reflexes, makes us immune to stress. This plant is a special relief after a hard day's work, when it energizes, stimulates and affects our mental condition. Guarana also increases the endurance of the whole organism, adds energy, which is why it is a great alternative to coffee - of course if we choose it because of its stimulant and not the taste.
How to use guarana?
There are many guarana products available on the market - from drinks to capsules with this plant. The most popular is naturally natural guarana powder. Why? First of all, it does not contain any additives. It is the most convenient to use - it can be added to yogurt, porridge, and even sprinkle it with a sandwich. You can also make a cocktail with guarana powder:
2 tablespoons of guarana powder
2 ripe bananas
a glass of milk (preferably 0.5%)
We blend all ingredients so that a uniform mass is created. We drink with ice cubes or mint leaves. Enjoy your meal!