The Benefits of Acai
Healthy cholesterol, a stronger immune system and sustained energy are among the many benefits of Acai
Some Important Properties of the Acai Berry:
Antioxidants: Supports slower aging process.
Omega Fatty Acids: Supports healthy cholesterol and may help prevent heart diseases.
Phytosterols: Supports healthy immune system and may reduce blood plasma cholesterol.
Dietary Fibers: Supports healthy digestive system.
It is also a source of protein, calcium, vitamins A, E, and B6. On top of the remarkable health benefits it delivers, the acai berry has a delicious and refreshing taste, often described as a blend of berries and chocolate.
A STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM
The acai berry grows in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest – in some of the richest soil on the planet.
As a result of the climate and environment it grows under, as well as its natural composition, each berry is packed with nutrients and vitamins that may help maintain a strong immune system. A healthy diet, rich in nutrients and vitamins, helps our bodies fight off diseases. Nothing is more essential to a healthy life than having a strong immune system. It is critical that we give our body the nutrients it needs to fight sickness. Diseases can cause us to age more rapidly and can lead to many more life-threatening issues.
Research has shown that antioxidants are vital to strengthening the body’s ability to resist disease. These antioxidants play a vital role in strengthening our cellular walls and decreasing cholesterol-related disease. And acai is at the top of the food chain when it comes to antioxidant concentration – the berry scores 67% more antioxidants than pomegranate, and over 500% more antioxidants than the blueberry.
Many people also use acai to boost their energy levels. The failure to eat a diet high in antioxidants can lead to drastically decreased energy levels as we grow older. Many people have reported having increased energy, stamina, and vitality by adding acai to their diet. In Brazil, acai is used by athletes as a source of extra stamina and energy; and by men, women and children who want to feel great every day.
Due to its high concentration of essential fatty acids, the acai berry may be able to help maintain good (HDL) cholesterol levels, while reducing bad (LDL) cholesterol levels.
As LDL cholesterol levels drop and HDL levels increases, this causes the reduction in the risk of fatty buildups in the arteries which can lead to heart disease and other problems.
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is starting to realize the potential that the essential fatty acids can play in decreasing heart disease. The FDA recently began allowing manufacturers to put the following statement on products containing Omega-3:
“Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.”
In addition to being full of essential fatty acids, acai also carries a high concentration of anthocyanin – pigments possibly capable of improving blood circulation, and combating bad cholesterol.