Acai berry is a natural fruit found deep in the Amazon rain forests of Brazil. It is classified as a super fruit in the Western world with very high content of fiber and antioxidants. Natural weight loss being the
prominent health benefit, this fruit has been heralded for centuries as cholesterol reducing, immune-stimulating, energy boosting fruit.
It has been nicknamed in Brazil as the ‘Beauty Berry’ attributing to the qualities that the fruit possess to make the body look better from the inside out. It is a 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. It has all the vitamins and minerals of all the fruits and also consists of a range of unique plant chemical compounds found in no other fruit on the planet. Among its many antioxidants is one particular powerhouse called anthocyanin, which is suspected to be the driving force behind the acai’s free radicals and age-fighting powers. Its oxygen radical absorbance capacity is hundreds of times higher than that of the fruits like apples and bananas.
Things to be avoided
► It is safe to eat acai berries as food. Don’t take a product that comes in tablets or in any cosmetics which involves chemicals that result in side effects.
► Wash fruits properly before you take them raw. Pesticides on the fruits might cause you a lot of problems.
► If you are hypersensitive to acai or similar berries you may want to avoid this fruit. When eaten in moderate amounts, acai is likely safe.
AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF THESE BERRIES
■ Regular consumption of acai berry plays a major role in weight loss. A higher metabolism burns off excess fats automatically which leads to weight loss. Exercise regularly is a must for any sustainable weight loss programme. However if an individual has a lot of harmful toxins in the body, which lead to energy loss, he may find himself unwilling to stick to a strict exercise programme. Regulation cholesterol level helps in weight control. Acai berry is known as the nature’s perfect energy fruit.
■ Anthocyanin’s and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against life’s stressors. They also play a role in the body’s cell protection system, helping to keep cells strong against the invasion of free radicals.
■ Acai fruit is very high in Vitamin C and ellagic acid, an immune-system boosting combination that has been shown to suppress the growth of cancer. Phytochemicals can stop the process of carcinogenesis on a molecular level killing off tumorous cells before they multiply.
■ Acai fruit is rich in medium chain fatty acids like oleic acid (Omega-9) and linoleic acid (Omega-6). These compounds help reduce LDL cholesterol level and raise good HDL cholesterol levels in the body, which help prevent heart disease.
■ The antioxidant property in acai berry helps blood circulation by removing harmful toxins from our body. Thus improved blood circulation eventually leads to slowing down of the aging process, makes the skin healthier, regulates cholesterol level, strengthens heart muscle, and regulated blood circulation helps heal the wound
■ Acai berry holding the highest sources of antioxidants is ten times the amount of antioxidants than grapes and two times than blue berries.
■ Toxins can enter our body through the food we eat like pesticide on the fruits that and eaten without washing properly, and harmful toxins in certain fish. Due to these toxins you might get dizziness, headache, and vomiting sensation.
■ Toxins may also don’t show symptoms sometimes you might feel sleepy. Blood circulation is main source of carrying oxygen to brain that makes you active, in stomach it helps you digest food properly and you might feel drowsiness and it will make you feel weak. Acai berry is loaded with nutrition and minerals that keeps you healthier and active.
■ Acai berry has vitamins A, C, and E that can help in the regeneration of your skin. Its unique properties make your skin glow and look younger.
By Nibhanapudi Suguna