OPUNTIA: The cactus that changed everything we knew about weight loss and saved Tunisians from poverty
Who would have thought that a simple cactus could have such a huge impact? Opuntia, or prickly pear, is the most commercially successful cactus in the world. However, there’s no story about Opuntia as amazing as Hamed’s.
Opuntia is a superstar amongst cacti. It can be eaten or made into a healthy drink as it is an incredibly powerful weight-loss aid. For some, it is even a ticket to a better life.
Because of its precious healing benefits and powerful ability to get rid of excess weight, the modern world cannot get enough of it. The majority of Opuntia is produced in Mexico and Tunisia. But not all Opuntia farmers are as lucky as Hamed – the Tunisian farmer whose life changed thanks to Opuntia.
How has Opuntia changed Hamed’s life?
In Tunisia, nearly a quarter of the population lives below the poverty level. Many Tunisians don’t even have access to electricity or water in their homes. The country struggles with a failing healthcare system that is only available to people with enough income. Illiteracy is also an issue, especially in the more rural parts of Tunisia.
Hamed’s village was no exception. He and his family struggled for years and his children couldn’t even attend school. His wife died whilst giving birth to their 4th child. There was no doctor in the village and even if there had been, only a select few would have been able to afford it.
When Hamed got the opportunity to expand his farm, he took it. “It all happened so fast! It never would have worked out without my son and daughters, they supported me all the way.”
Today all 4 of his children can attend the school that is being funded by Hamed’s Opuntia farm. There are also doctors in the village, as Hamed wanted to provide the residents with the best possible care.
The majority of the villagers work at the Opuntia farm and Hamed is greatly respected for what he has given to this once very poor village.
Nothing goes to waste after a successful harvest: leaves, stems and other unusable parts become valuable food for animals and fruit content is turned into a concentrated extract to reduce transport cost and environmental impact.
When used in the right way, Opuntia can change your life
Healing powers of Opuntia
So, are you wondering what Opuntia can really do for you? These benefits are just the most well-known ones:
- Cleanses the body of toxic substances
- Improves blood circulation and lowers blood pressure
- Has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Prevents fat-cell growth
- Boosts your immune system
- Improves digestion and prevents constipation
- Strengthens teeth and bones
- Reduces swelling and rheumatism
- Speeds up regeneration after heavy drinking
Prickly pear is also labelled as a ”superfood” and with good reason. It is packed with high levels of vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, dietary fibre and antioxidants.
Opuntia is an efficient weight-loss aid because it prevents fat from being stored in the body. It has also proven to drastically reduce appetite thanks to its soluble fibre content. It slows down the absorption of sugars and makes you feel full for longer.
We have made Opuntia even stronger
We have been working with French specialists to create powerful natural mixtures. We have taken the power of Opuntia and made it even stronger. Carefully blended especially for fast weight reduction, Opuntia in our WaterOut STRONG has amazed thousands of customers already.
In 2019, we launched the third version of this product and it has never been as powerful as it is now. It contains only high-quality ingredients that complement each other so that you can get that dream body faster and with ease."