Guarana is a flowering shrub or small tree in the Maple family, it is commonly native to Venezuela and northern Brazil. The fruit seed is a central nervous system that stimulant with thermogenic and diuretic properties. Guarana plays a vital role in Tupi and Guaraní Brazilian culture. The name "guarana" is resulting from the Tupi-Guarani word wara'ná. The guaraná fruit's color ranges from orange to red and contain black seeds which are partly covered by white arils.
Water extracts of the guarana plant are central nervous system stimulates, meaning the thee fruit contains caffeine. In Brazil, they produces several brands of soft drink from guaraná extract.
- Guarana increases the metabolism, that helps in fat burning process. The caffeine in guarana helps to boost the metabolism as well.
- Guarana improves the memory and cognitive function and stabilizes the mood and helps you focus.
- Guarana decreases the risk of thrombosis, cardiovascular disease and cleanse the blood; which helps keep away blood clots.
- Guarana is promoted in the health food industry as a weight loss agent. The caffeine in it boosts energy and acts as an appetite suppressor.