WHERE DOES ACAI COME FROM?
This superfood comes from a huge palm tree, found in Amazonian’s forest on Central and South America. Although has become a trend on western countries just few years ago, acai berries’ benefits was already known by the tribes on Amazonian.
MEDICINAL PURPOSE OF ACAI
Those native people have been using acai during centuries for medicinal purpose due its properties that helps indigestion, strengthen the immune system, promote health heart, increase libido.Recently researchers have proven what those native Brazilians already knew by experience.
Acai berries have a high amount of natural antioxidants that are important to your health, even more than the amount found in others berries.
Antioxidants slowly or prevents the cell damages caused by harmful molecules known as free radicals. A high intake of antioxidants will neutralize the oxidation process on our body which is linked to aging process and harmful diseases. So, that means this antioxidant-rich berry will make you look younger, and build up a strong immune system.
BRAZILIAN PEOPLE LOVE ACAI!
In Brazil, this fruit is not a big new! Before acai berries had been introduced on Western Culture and been marketing as a superfood on several shelves at stores, it was, and still is, a delicious option from summer days at beach to a snack with friends outside, or after working out.
Usually, we eat acai berries puled and frozen, which maintains it fresh and keep your health properties.
Initially it became a trendy smoothie at beach drunk by suffers to boost their energy after perform maneuvers on the board in our tropical beaches.
NUTRIENT-RICH FOOD FOR A HEALTH DIET
Acai berries are a rich nutritional source due your high concentration of antioxidants, amino acids, omega fats 3, 6m 9, fibers, protein, vitamin E, essential minerals, which turn this fruit into a superfood highly recommended on our diet.
The main benefits on your health from this grape-sized fruit from Amazon are:
Boosts immune system:
The dark bright color of acai is a sign of your anthocyanins nutrients. Anthocyanins have an incredible antioxidant effects on our body, useful in neutralizing free radicals and defend our body against harmful viruses, parasites and bacteria.
The daily intake of the high amount of antioxidant found in this tiny berry will strength your immune system and prevents infections.
Aids in weight loss:
Although there is no scientific study about this berry promoting weight loss, studies shown that acai contains 3.6 grams of dietary fiber per serving which turn this berry into a great source of fiber. In practical terms, 100 grams of acai pulp intake contains the recommended amount of fiber needed by an adult.
Beside fibers promote a healthy digestive system, this also provides you an extended feeling of fullness, which will reduce your calories consumption, wherefore it will promote weight loss.
Fights against cancer:
A study conducted at the University of Florida, has found that the antioxidants present in acai are able to destroy culture human cancer cells. Specifically, 86% of the leukemia cells tested have been killed when subjected to the acai berry extract.
Anti-aging effects on skin:
Acai oil based beauty products will slow the aging process on your skin due its height amount of antioxidants. The free radicals are not only trigger of diseases, but as well of enhancing the aging process of your skin.
This berry’s oil will also double the protection effect of the sun block, preventing your skin from UV damage and environmental pollution damage, keeping your cells health and fortifying you skin.
Besides that, this superfood contains anti-inflammatory properties which can help inflammations on skin as redness, psoriasis, eczema, swelling, etc.
According to a study published in the Nutrition Journal, acai pulp consumption is correlated in the reduction in levels of cholesterol and blood sugar of 10.6% and 5.3%. These decreasing are far better than the recommended to decrease the cardiovascular risk.
Therefore, acai berries fibers and antioxidants lower the levels of total and LDL cholesterol on your body which will prevent you of heart diseases.
Improves mental function:
Researches from the University of Adelaide, have demonstrated that certain polyphenols found in acai berries may inhibit the development of plaque from beta-amyloid proteins. These beta-amyloid proteins are related to loss of cognitive function, memory and Alzheimer’s disease.
Another research at Tuffs University, discovered that acai extracts enhance the neural housekeeping function of the brain and preserve the brain from the age linked decline. Thus, acai berries are highly beneficial for prolonging our brain health.