Checking out on various weight loss and food supplement on the web you would encounter the term “Acai Berry”. In fact, various distributors claimed that their product contains some Acai Berries in it, and you may wonder why these manufacturers are so proud of it. What does this acai berry have? What it does to our system, especially for health conscious people?
Acai (ah-sigh-ee) berry comes from the Acai Palm Tree which grows mostly in South America. They are more –like grapes in shapes and sizes, but they are bluish-purple in color.
Fact1: Strong Antioxidant
For centuries, people in South America especially those Native to Amazon’s claimed to be keen with what usage these kinds of berries to health. Acai berries contain more and more antioxidant properties than that of its’ kinds. For such reason, the fruit has been linked some time ago to have properties strong enough to fight Cancer cells.
Fact 2: Difficult to Harvest Acai Berries
Acai berries can grow up to 60 feet high in the Brazilian rainforest. Harvesting the berries would literally mean risking one’s lives as you would have to make it quick also in order for the fruits to stay fresh after the harvest. Acai berries spoil easily. So, never wonder why acai berries are quite pricey when sold in the market these days!
Fact 3: Acai Berries and digestion
Acai berries have great content of fiber especially its’ skin and pulp. Fibers help in the prevention and relief of constipation.
Fact 4: Strong Neutralizer
Acai has been renowned to world’s highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity). If you don’t know, ORAC is a measurement of how strong an antioxidant can neutralize free radicals. Take note, acai berries top it!
Fact 5: Good Skin is a Treasure
Acai berries have a high level of anti-oxidants which is usually good also for skin rejuvenation and elasticity. Taking acai berries on a regular basis helps delay the aging process too.
Fact 6: Weight loss properties
This is what people over the web are buzzing about. Whether acai berries are truly proven to help people slash those pounds of fats and weight or not. According to a study done by UCLA School of Medicine, weight losing with acai berries is promising considering the fruits chemical properties which are helpful to weight loss.
Fact 7: Good for The Heart
Not known to many, acai berries contains a high level of Omega 3 and Omega 6. These elements/chemicals are proven to have the positive effect on our circulation especially to our heart’s function.
Fact 8: Taste Exotically
Unlike many other kinds of berries, acai berries taste differently from other berries. It’s near red-wine taste. Since it has more anti-oxidants than the rest of the berries, most resto- bars and stalls offer a variety of juices with acai berries’. Its’ exotic taste makes a lot of juices taste exotic as well.
Fact 9: Form and Strengthen That Muscle
Acai berries also contain essential amino acids which we all know have strong effect on muscle performance, energy production, endurance and strength
Fact 10: Safety is a Priority
Like many other supplements with high levels of the chemical that may reduce weight or may have some effect on the body, Physician always recommends taking precautionary measures. Always inform your Doctor if you take any supplements with acai berries in it especially those who would be undergoing MRI.