One berry has taken over the world. Just kidding, but the acai berry has indeed been gaining a lot of popularity in the USA. Many media outfits, publications have featured its health benefits. It has been published in the Wall Street Journal. Washington Post, and Sports Illustrated. And its best media showing, it was featured in the Oprah Show and it has been called a really powerful fruit. The acai can be found in the rainforests of Brazil. It can be found growing on palm trees in the Amazon region. Over centuries ago, the locals of the region have been eating and drinking acai products and they have been the first people to take advantage of the benefits that acai berry have. It has been part of their staple diet since the first discovery. Acai fruit is not one of those fruits or weight loss diet plans for women that have had over-exposure. It actually has lots of nutrients to boast about such as essential fatty acids like Omega 6, Omega 3, and Omega 9. It has a large amount of anti-oxidants. And it has the highest level of ORAC (oxygen radical absorption capacity) in all berries on earth.
ORAC levels measure the amount of anthocyanins present in a fruit or food. Anti-oxidants are helpdul in fighting free radicals and keeping the immune system strong. Acai berries also have big amounts of fiber and are helpful to help the digestive system. It helps the body flush out bad toxins of the body. Other health advantages that acai fruit provide are good vision, good source of energy, increase and help the blood flow, maintains the proper level of good cholesterol and it helps to give optimal neurological functions. Aside from the said benefits, acai berry fruit also has amounts of carbohydrates, lipids, Vitamin B3, iron, protein, calcium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C and other such nutrient. Because of its many nutritional values, it is called a wonder fruit or one fop the most potent fruits ever. One downside of the acai berry is that it easily spoils and thus loses its nutritional benefits. Because of this quality, the acai berry is made into puree or juice. It serves as a drink for energy.
This is possible because the acai has Niacin content which is avital in the production of energy or ATP. Aside from its nutritional benefits, you also have another good reason to consume acai fruits. Before acai became popular in the Western world, locals in the Amazon use to cut down acai palms to get the heart of the acai and therefore killing trees. This is now prevented because acai manufacturing and export has been a great sustainable source of income fro the natives. Fruit Vida International has taken this heart. For every purchase of the acai juice, part of the revenue will go to the protection programs of the area where acai is grown. Many have discovered that the acai is a great source of anti-oxidants. It actually has more amounts of polyphenol than red wine. In this way, you don’t need to intake alcohol to get the benefits of the red wine. You can just drink acai juice instead.