What Are The Benefits of Acai?

Acai is more popular than milk in South America, and is one of the top ten foods that can help you look and feel younger. But what exactly are the benefits of acai?

Although it just recently gained popularity in the United States, Acai has been around for centuries. Acai is purple berry native to the Amazon rainforest. Acai is found on large palm trees and grows in bunches similar to bananas.

What is so different about the Acai berry is that you don’t actually eat it as you would a blueberry. Instead, the berry is harvested and the pulp is extracted. The Acai berry had been used by Amazon tribes to treat everything from digestive problems to skin irritation.

So why should I use Acai?

Acai is powerful super fruit that contains more antioxidants than blueberries. These antioxidants have been proven through lab tests to stop free radical damage, which have been shown to lead to health conditions such heart disease and cancer. These free radicals also speed up the aging process by damaging our cells.

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a great way to measure the total antioxidants in foods. Acai Energy Boost™ has an ORAC of 5,000. One serving of broccoli has just 700. Acai Energy Boost™ is also naturally low in sugar so it is safe for people with diabetes.

Sweetened with stevia leaf and under 12 calories a serving, Acai Energy Boost™ is a healthy alternative to typical sugar filled, high calorie energy drinks. Acai  Energy Boost™ contains real Acai pulp that you can see and taste when added to you water. This way you know the flavor is all natural from the fruit, not artificial!

With high levels of antioxidants, B vitamins, green tea, Yerba Maté, Guaraná and even antioxidant-rich dark chocolate extract, Acai Energy Boost™ will give you the energy and health benefits that last longer than the crash and burn of other energy drinks.

Sources:

1. Harpe, Juliet. (Oct 28, 2009). Acai Supplement Benefits. LIVESTRONG. Retrieved June 9, 2012 from http://www.livestrong.com/article/30198-acai-supplement-benefits/

 

by Madison