What is the Acai Berry®?
Acai Berry® is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a cholesterol reducing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit.
In Brazil, they have nicknamed Acai Berry® the "Beauty Berry" because it has so many compounds that make the body both feel and look better from the inside out. Its combination of antioxidants, amino acids and omega fatty acids all help slow the aging process by boosting immune and metabolic function and removing destructive free radicals from our bodies.
Acai Berry® has all the vitamins and minerals of most fruits, but also boasts a range of unique plant chemical compounds found in no other fruit on the planet. Among Acai Berry's many antioxidants is one particular powerhouse called anthocyanin, which is suspected to be the driving force behind acai's free-radical and age-fighting powers. Acai's ORAC level (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is over 3,500, which is hundreds of times higher than your average fruits like apples and bananas.
Also, it might surprise you that Acai Berry® packs more grams of protein than an egg, and when combined with its host of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, Acai Berry® has been shown to improve the look and texture of your hair, skin and nails.
Benefits of Acai Berry®
Medical research studies conducted on Acai Berry® indicate many benefits such as:
Manage Blood Sugar
Acai Berry® has naturally occurring carbohydrates, as well as protein, fat, and vitamin E. These effectively work together to prevent a typical drop in blood sugar, that occurs after rapid insulin release. A rapid drop in blood sugar, leads to fatigue and loss of energy. Acai Berry® also contains phytosterols, which helps to control blood sugar in diabetes.
The fatty acid content in the Acai Berry® resembles olive oil, and is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid, or Omega-9. Oleic acid combines with Omega-3 to penetrate the cell membrane in the body, which makes those membranes more supple. By keeping the cell membrane supple, all hormones, neurotransmitters, and insulin receptors, function more efficiently. This is important, because high insulin levels create an inflammatory response, which ultimately causes the aging process, and can lead to extreme "insulin resistance" or type II diabetes. By helping those insulin receptors function more efficiently, the receptors can perform their job, and allows your body's insulin to push glucose (blood sugar) into the cells. Then, it can be converted to energy, and the result is lower blood sugar levels. Acai Berry® has been proven to aid in the control of excess blood sugar levels, thus taking control of your diabetes.
Lower Cholesterol Levels
Acai Berry® is rich in an antioxidant known as anthocyanins. Antioxidants combat and neutralize destructive free radicals, which can lead to premature aging and high cholesterol.
Acai Berry® is an excellent source of fiber. Fiber promotes a healthy digestive system. Research studies suggest soluble fibers helps in lower blood cholesterol.
Research shows that Acai Berry® is extremely high in anthocyanins, a form of plant antioxidant associated with the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream. They are also rich in plant sterols that provide cardio-protective benefits to our cells. It does this by preventing blood clots, improving overall blood circulation, and relaxing the blood vessels.
- Helps to control Cholesterol
- Promotes Healthier Hair and Skin
- Helps to combat Pre-Mature Aging
Promotes Healthier Skin:
Everyone wants a more youthful-looking and elastic skin. Acai Berry® has vitamins like A, C and E that can help in the regeneration of your skin. Its unique properties help your skin glow and look younger.
Research on Acai Berry®
Acai Berry® is one of the most Nutritious and Powerful foods in the world. It is a good source of antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats. Higher intakes of fruits and vegetables have been positively correlated with a lower risk of disease. Current research is establishing the positive impact of berry fruits on health and disease prevention. The most powerful antioxidant berries to emerge in recent studies contain a class of polyphenols known as anthocyanins. Acai Berry®'s high antioxidant activity, along with additional nutrients suggests it's potential in prevention of chronic diseases.
Nutrients in Acai Berry® include vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids, sterols and fiber.