Chances are you’ve heard that açaí is a superfood. Can something this delicious really be healthy? The answer is YES! The açaí berry is most famous for its high antioxidant count, having 500% more antioxidants than a blueberry. Antioxidant levels are measured by ORAC values. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) measure the antioxidant power in your food. We show the ORAC values on our food as proof that we will never cut corners or cost by lessening the health benefits of our açaí with juices or fillers. There are countless other benefits to açaí which include:
- Fatty acids
- Dietary fibers
- Calcium and vitamins A, E, and B6
Studies also show there are some hidden benefits to açaí. Healthline.com states,
“Animal studies have suggested that açaí could help improve cholesterol levels by decreasing total and LDL cholesterol (8, 9, 10).
Both test-tube and animal studies have revealed this sort of anti-cancer effect in açaí. Researchers have concluded that açaí could have a role in treating cancer in the future, yet more research is needed, including in humans.
The many plant compounds in açaí could also protect your brain from damage as you age.”
We don’t claim that our products will have any of these effects as more research is still needed but it’s an exciting development for açaí and human health!
We also have a line of super foods that make perfect açaí toppings and have dozens of delicious recipes so you can enjoy all the health benefits açaí has to offer!