acai berry benefits
Let’s start with antioxidants. The acai berry is a powerhouse when it comes antioxidants, in average they have 2-4 times more antioxidants the blue berries, and 60-70% more than pomegranates for instance. But what are antioxidants anyway, and why they are so good for us?
Antioxidants are molecules that prevent cell damage by eliminating free radicals from our body. Free radicals are produced when our bodies break down foods, or by exposure to tobacco, radiation, etc. By consuming antioxidant rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and acai, our bodies may reduce the cell damage, which may prevent cancer, and other diseases. You can learn more about antioxidants and cancer prevention at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/antioxidants.
Omega fatty acids are another noticeable benefit packed in acai berries. What are they anyway, and most importantly, why are they good for us? Also known as “good fat”, omega fatty acids are molecules that are essential to our body metabolism, but can not be produced by it, they need to be ingested by foods rich in omegas such as salmon, fish oils, flax seed, plant oils, and yes acai! Some studies have demonstrated that a healthy diet rich in omega fatty acids may prevent heart diseases among others. Interesting article at the University of Maryland Medical Center website about omega-3 fatty acids: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/omega-3-000316.htm.
Last but not least, another great benefit of acai berries are: natural and sustained energy.Many people look for ways to get extra energy to deal with (even more) stressful routines on a daily basis! Driven by mass marketing initiatives, people drink energy drinks left and right, not knowing the consequences they might be causing to their bodies. Unlike energy drinks, which provide a rush of energy for about 30 minutes, and a big crash after that initial rush is gone, acai berries provide natural and sustained energy that lasts for hours. You can clearly feel that if you have a delicious and healthy acai bowl, you will feel energized for hours, without the big rush, and a crash, typical from energy drinks. Same can be felt if you drink our acai juice, acai sorbet, or our acai powder mixed in your favorite juice or even water.
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