Why Should I be Eating Acai Berries?
Acai berries are currently the most nutrient packed berry out there. They contain tons of antioxidants (more than your average blueberry, cranberry, raspberry or strawberry), fiber and health healthy fats.
9 Benefits of Acai Berries
Information from the article was gathered from Global Healing Center and Food Matters
1. Promotes Heart Health
Acai berries are high in anthocyanins, which is an antioxidant that supports balanced cholesterol levels. It’s similar to that magicness found in red wine which gives me an excuse to have a glass (almost) every night 😉
2. Promotes Glowing Skin
With high levels of vitamin C and iron, which means less wrinkles, blemishes and age spots! Another huge plus is the high levels of fatty acids the are packin’ to keep your skin firm, youthful and healthy.
3. Aids Digestion
Since they are high in fiber, they naturally contain detoxifying properties to help the digestive system clean and functional.
4. Promotes Weight Loss
Having a few servings of these superfoods per week can help shed some fat. These berries, when eaten regularly, can help you maintain a healthy weight.
5. Immune System Booster
Acai berries contains phytochemicals that can disrupt cell mutation at a molecular level, killing the affected cells before they multiply. They aren’t the one cure to all diseases, but added to any well rounded plant based diet, they can really boost up that immune system.
6. Reduces Common Allergy Symptoms
Since they are such great immune boosters, those with seasonal allergies or are sensitive to dust, mold or pet fur can see lessened symptoms! They are found to reduce irritation in the lungs that have to do with swelling and irritation.
7. Anti-Aging Properties
Back to those antioxidants again! The antioxidants present in acai berries help reverse or slow down aging processes that are caused by oxidative damage to the cells. Just one acai berry contains twice as many antioxidants as a blueberry!
8. Natural Energy Booster
With all these nutritious benefits, you’re bound to feel more awake. Eating a handful of berries can increase your stamina and can battle fatigue and exhaustion.
9. Improves Mental Functions
It’s been proven that (in some cases) acai may improve cognition and promote healthy brain aging! I don’t know about you, but I’m all about that brain power! Another healthy brain tip is to add some Maca Powder to your smoothies!
Where to find Acai Berries:
Trader Joe’s! These are the ones that I pick up.
Amazon: Acai Powder OR Acai Fruit Puree
Acai Berry Recipe Ideas:
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