Acai Berries, which used to be nothing more than a staple of Amazon cuisine we’d never heard of, went from total obscurity to global superfood in little over a decade.
|Acai Berries – acai is pronounced ‘a-sigh-ee’ – are small, black, and round, and they resemble small grapes. There is not much acai fruit on each individual berry. Rather, each acai berry has a large seed that is surrounded by a small amount of pulp.
With the highest antioxidant concentration of any known food, the acai berry is now known as the most important superfood for a maintaining proper health. Antioxidants help eliminate harmful toxins from your body that can cause disease. Acai Berry’s ORAC value (a measure of its antioxidant properties), is higher than any other edible berry on the planet. Acai berries contains 10 times more antioxidants, than red grapes.
The Acai Berry is a dense source of a particular class of flavonoids called anthocyanins.
The fruit from the acai berry is often used in a variety of dietary supplements, healthy foods, ice cream, sorbet, juices, and other common grocery store items. The acai berry is the most important food used with the Acai Berry Diet.
Acai Berries are also:
· Improves digestion
· Cleanses and detoxes the body
· Boosts immunity
· Supports cardiovascular health
· Increases mental clarity
· Enhances vision
· Reduces insomnia
· Slows down the aging process
Not all of these claims can be supported by scientific research and much of these possible benefits are speculations at this stage. Like most berries, Acai Berries has good nutritional qualities, but there is no proof for preventing weight gain and facial wrinkles.