The 3 Impressive Health Benefits of Acai Berry
Acai berries are part of the original crew of “superfoods”. Today the small berries are known for both their many health promoting properties, as well as their many beauty enhancing properties. The acai berries come from the acai palm tree found in Central and South America. The berries themselves are about the size of a grape and hold the same dark purple colour also common to grapes. Their taste is described to be a mix between a more chocolaty-flavour and the sweeter flavour of other dark berries such as black-and blueberries. In their native territories, the acai berries have historically been used as a cure to numerous health related conditions. So, if you need a healthy chocolaty-fix, acai berries are just the thing for you!
Antioxidants have many real health benefits, some of the most prevalent being delaying aging of the organs, healthy skin, and reduced risk for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. As acai berries are bursting with antioxidants, the berries have been scientifically studied and found to promote anti-aging both inside and out. One of the reasons why the berries are considered to be tiny beauty capsules is because the antioxidants help protect, heal, and nurture skin, hair, and nails from all the cellular damage that naturally happens to human bodies throughout life. So, if you want to stay young forever, incorporating acai berries into your diet might be a good place to start!
The anti-aging qualities of the acai berries are not just skin deep, they can keep your hair feeling and looking young. Acai berries contain high levels of healthy unsaturated fats such as omega 3s, 6s, and 9s, all of which help nourish and hydrate the scalp and protect it from external damage. Acai berries are also rich in the antioxidant, anthocyanin, which is known to promote blood circulation. Good blood circulation ensures that the hair follicles get the nutrition and oxygen they need and is essential for stimulation of hair growth! So let your hair down and get yourself some acai berries!
As with most superfoods, the acai berries are packed to the brink with healthy nutrients. Acai berries are filled with antioxidants, including anthocyanins, polyphenols, and vitamin A, C, and E. Acai berries also contain a variety of minerals and electrolytes such as chromium, zinc, iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and manganese. In addition to being a micro-nutritional wonder drug, the acai berry also has a quite unique macro nutritional profile. The berries are relatively low in sugar, whilst being rather high in healthy unsaturated fats such as omega 3s, 6s, and 9s. Considering other fruits, and especially other berries, this macro nutritional distribution is very rare.
All in all, it is more than understandable that acai berries have acquired quite the stellar reputation as a superfood. It’s beautiful bright colour also makes it a fantastic and vibrant ingredient to cook with!
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