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Off the Antioxidant Chart

The Maqui is a purple-black berry with an enormous amount of polyphenol, an antioxidant substance found in fruit and vegetables. The potency of the plant, which originates in the southern part of Patagonia, is superior to many other types of berries, as can be noted in its ORAC (Oxygen Radicals Absorbance Capacity) value, a guideline which measures antioxidant properties in food.

The Maqui dominates the polyphenol rankings, followed at a distance by the blackberry. These incredible antioxidant characteristics make this dark berry the third base element in the Zona diet. Together with the equilibrium provided by macronutrients and ingestion of adequate quantities of Omega-3, the Maqui can be a life-changer.