If you’re from the UK or love drinking hot tea just to relax and enjoy yourself, then chances are you have already known the tea called Earl Grey or Lady Grey (but please, not Sasha Grey).
But the tea is not important. what’s important is the ingredients found in Earl Grey. I am talking of Bergamot. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is the ingredient that gives Earl Grey that distinct, sweet aroma.
How does it work? Why is it a Super Fruit?
Don’t worry. Relax. Have yourself a cup of tea. (Preferably Earl Grey) I will tell you all about it.
BERGAMOT SCRAPED, NOT SERVED
Bergamot is a citrus fruit much like a lemon so I doubt you could eat the fruit directly. But that is not what’s important. What’s important about the fruit is it’s skin.
The skin of the fruit is scraped off much like from a lemon and then processed to make it’s essential oil. Once you have this essential oil, WOW! You just have something more precious than gold when you know the benefits and healing properties of that essential oil. Adding a few drops of this essential oil in your favorite drink is all you need to do.
LOSING WEIGHT WITH BERGAMOT
Okay, now we go to our main reason. According to Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABPM, Bergamot aids in the metabolism by breaking simple sugars like glucose (the main component of carbohydrates) and make your body burn calories much faster.
It also promotes good bowel movement and prevent constipation. But that’s not all bergamot is known for.
There are more reasons why this powerful fruit is so invaluable.
BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL IS LIKE SUPERMAN’S YELLOW SUN
Bergamot essential oil has a variety of ways that could help benefit you, the average human being much like Superman is a benefit to humankind. Bergamot essential oil can regulate the blood sugar of a diabetic person, it is specially effective on the skin because it can remove acne and heal wounds more effectively.
It can also help cure cancer. YES, CANCER!
Skin cancer to be exact (Mycosis fungoides) with the help of an Ultraviolet (UV) light for treatment. But wait! There’s more!
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BERGAMOT
How? Well, let’s talk about Medical Science for a bit.
Bergamot has the chemicals named melitidin and butieridin that can lower a person’s cholesterol level.
We all know Cholesterol is fat now, right?
Okay. Now there’s two kinds of cholesterol the Good Cholesterol or High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and the Bad Cholesterol or Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL). Bergamot Promotes the good kind of cholesterol in our body and melts away the unwanted fat or LDL.
The HDL helps clean the arteries from plaque or fatty deposits that is left on the walls of the arteries. And the plaque here, my friend, is the main reason why people get heart attacks and strokes.
A little warning though. Superman might get his powers from the sun, but Bergamot certainly doesn’t. It must me kept away from direct sunlight because the chemical compounds would react and may become harmful to people.
Scientists are still finding new ways that this fruit can benefit humankind. Maybe in the end, we could unlock the fruit’s full potential.
(Next Step: Try the New Lipo-Therm 100. A Capsicum Extract that helps boost metabolism.)