What is Acai?
The tastiest member of the superfood squad is a berry locally sourced from Brazil you have all grown to love! Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is best known for our picture perfect bowls but there's more to these berries that meets the eye.
Found on Acai palm trees in South American Rainforests, mostly in the Amazonian forest in brazil. With the color of grapes but the appearance of blueberries, they are loaded with plenty of vitamins and other vital nutrients and minerals. Best part is that in their berry form, they are only about 70 calories a cup. Here are those health benefits!
Antioxidants - Like other berries, Acai is packed with antioxidants that help build up your immune system and protects your body against damage from free radicals.
Fiber - Stuffed with plenty of fiber, our acai will not only help your bathroom visits more regularly, but also keep your blood sugar steady.
Cardio-Fit Fats - Mostly thought to be found in diets rich in fish, nuts and avocados, Acai berries are an amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating lots of these healthy fats can help lower your risk of coronary heart disease and improve your cholesterol.
High in calcium, acai berries will help keep your bones, heart, muscles and nerves strong and healthy.
Because of its health benefits, acai berries help with certain health ailments when paired with other foods.
Heart Disease - Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables and avoiding red meat can help prevent heart disease.
Cancer - Produce filled diets can help lower the risk of most cancers.
Weight Loss - Munching on lots of fruits and veggies including acai berries as well as exercising regularly can help you lose weight.
High Cholesterol - Having more fiber from fruit, veggies beans and other sources can help lower cholesterol levels.
Anti-Aging - You read that right. A healthy diet full of fruit, vegetables, protein, Acai Berries and healthy fats can help with everything from acne to aging.