What are Acai Berries and why they are good for you?

Have you ever thought of a fruit that is able, to fight cancer, prevent heart disease, improve brain function, stop ageing, strengthen immune system, and boost libido?

Well, this is not a beautiful fairy-tale told, rather a real-life fact referred to acai berry, which is a delicious superfood that works wonders with your body.

It took by storm the worldwide healthy food market, due to its wide range of health benefits and its subtle, earthy taste.

Acai berry, widely known as Amazonian palm berry, is a tiny fruit, grown in the rain forests of Central and South America. It has a yellow, seedy flesh, shielded by a glassy, dark purple skin.

Usually, the Amazonian natives add it to their meals, in a mashed pasta form.

The berries are highly sensitive. In fact, they are shipped around the world as frozen fruits, dried powder, and pressed juice, which do not steal from their wealth of health-promoting properties.

First, acai berries are rich in antioxidants and nutritious elements.

The load of antioxidants fights the free radicals, preventing them from damaging the body cells, leading, thus, to development of cancer cells.

Also, such strong compound as anthocyanin, regulates cholesterol levels, optimizing heart’s activity and defending against cardiac ailments.

Acai fruit contains great amounts of fiber and vitamins, which improve the digestive and immune systems.

Besides, it is rich in essential minerals, including: magnesium, iron and potassium that streamline the blood flow, and foster a quality functioning of the brain.

Acai berries can reverse the ageing, given their ability to slow down the oxidative damage, which results in the death of poor-functioning and old cells. It also helps improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Furthermore, acai berries are a perfect energy and stamina booster, and prove efficient in escalating the sexual drive, due to increased blood circulation.

Beyond their sour taste and chocolate flavor, they have numerous health benefits which we will outline in this article.

Boost Immune System- Acai berry offers positive benefit to the immune system for the body’s immunity against diseases this is because it is rich in vitamin C and ellagic acid. This helps the body in fighting against diseases and free radicals.

Skin Health- These berries help in the body’s regeneration process. This is due to the high levels of iron and vitamin C present. Fatty acids present in these berries make the skin look young and firm. Also, they reverse the aging process because they contain antioxidants that prevent cells of the body from oxidative damages.

Anti-Cancer Benefits- Acai berries are highly rich in polyphenol, Vitamin C, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid, these are known to help fight cancer. They prevent bad cells from growing and getting out of control. A study showed that extracts of acai berry applied directly to cancerous leukemia cells killed 86% of the leukemia cells.

Source Of Energy- Acai berries are known to reduce fatigue and also boost the energy levels of an individual. They also increase and improve blood circulation which increases libido levels in males.

Lowers the Level of Cholesterol- Acai berries are rich in antioxidants such as anthocyanins which helps reduce and balance the level of cholesterol in the blood. They also have heart healing properties and also reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s.

They are also known to help in weight loss. Acai berries are one of the healthiest berries you will ever come across and depending on how you might want to consume them, you can either use it for smoothies, consumed raw or even used for ice creams.

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About the Author:

Erica Greene has enjoyed a thriving career as a wellness writer and editor for over 25 years. As Managing Editor of the Journal of Natural Longevity, Erica loves to unite the vast wealth of knowledge she has acquired as a veteran health writer, together with her managing editor talents to bring you the most up-to-date natural health alternatives and breaking news around the world.