Small But Powerful Fruit
There are many health benefits that acai berries provide us. One area in particular that acai berries excel in is their vitamin and antioxidant content. While the acai berry are small in size; about the size of a blueberry or grape, and dark purple in color, they contain many essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that our bodies need for sustained healthy living.
Growing in bunches similar to bananas, the acai berries grow atop palm trees in the rain forests of the Amazon. They are eaten was well as consumed in acai berry juice and have been used by traditional healers for centuries.
Antioxidants in Acai Berry
Antioxidants are substances that protect our trillions of cells on a daily basis from the negative effects of free radicals. The production of free radicals is a naturally occurring process in our bodies. These molecules are produced through metabolic breakdown of food, through exposure to smoke or radiation and other pollutants that are in our environment.
As the levels of free radicals build in our bodies, they can damage cells, damage your DNA, and potentially contribute to delining health. To counter act and eliminate free radicals, antioxidants are needed.
Based on discoveries that were found and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, acai berry has the highest content of antioxidants of any food. In addition to the level of antioxidants found in acai berries, it was also discovered that they antioxidant compound was also one of the strongest. From these findings it can be understood why having a regular amount of acai berry in your diet is so important to your health.
Health Benefits of Acai Berry
In additional to having the highest concentration of antioxidants on the planet, acai berries are also loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, electrolytes, omega fats and proteins. Acai berries have a high content of vitamin A, B1 and E. These vitamins are believed to help increase memory, reduce injury recovery time, increase your overall strength, promote weight management and improve your skin.*
The traditional healers of the tribes of the Amazon rain forest have used acai berry to treat a full spectrum of health conditions. They used the acai berry to treat sexual dysfunction, insomnia and skin irritations.* Through the high vitamin content, amino acids and omega fatty acids, acai berry can improve symptoms due to menopause, dizziness and headaches and can support proper cardiovascular function.*
Acai berries also have a high content of fiber. Having the correct amount of dietary fiber in your diet is important for proper digestive health.*
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