Stay healthy with all the antioxidants that Açaí berry offer!
Açaí - Euterpe oleracea
Used part: Fruit Powder
The purple fruit, which is born in a cluster in the palm called açaizeiro (Euterpe oleracea mart) is one of the Brazilian fruits that have become better known and consumed in recent years. Especially for people who go to the gym, play sports or take care of health and well-being in general. This is because, the fruit is a great natural energetic.
Native to the floodplains of the Amazon region, the fruit is consumed by the local population in a variety of ways, in various recipes, including salted ones, such as accompanying fish, besides providing many other health benefits. Since its consumption became popular, curiosity about the properties of this small fruit increased, mainly because other countries also started to consume this powerful nutritional supplement.
Rich in vitamins E, B1, B2, B3 and C, fibers, calcium, phosphorus, iron, minerals and potassium, besides fatty acids, the açaí has pigments that give the fruit that intense purple color and these have antioxidant ingredients and, so nutritious, make it one of the healthiest foods in existence!
The food is indicated for patients with high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Prevents atherosclerosis, liver diseases, some cancers, as well as arthritis and obesity. The ideal consumption is a maximum of 300 ml of juice, or a small bowl a day. It has high content of anthocyanins, present in other foods of purple color, like grapes, they guarantee a better blood circulation and protect the body against the accumulation of fat plates, thus, they guarantee the health of the veins and arteries, consequently, the system is benefited. Just to get an idea, a liter of Açaí, contains 35 times more anthocyanin than a liter of red wine!
The fibers of the fruit facilitate intestinal transit, avoiding constipation, which guarantees, among other benefits, a better digestion of the food, helping to avoid the accumulation of fat. Açaí is rich in oleic acid, an essential fat that protects against cancer in three ways: by blocking the genes that cause the disease; delaying the development of tumors and causing the disease cells to self-destruct. It has ingredients that keep the brain alert for longer and prevent the feared Alzheimer's disease. Essential fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-9, in addition to other properties, make açaí an efficient regulator of cholesterol levels, both LDL (bad) and HDL (good cholesterol), preventing blood clots or other cardiovascular damage.
Athletes are addicted to açaí diet because of the high energy value of the fruit, which gives an incredible boost to physical activities, in addition to vitamins and iron, which prevents anemia and strengthens muscles. The fruit has high protein content, which has as one of its functions the formation of amino acids, the main muscle builder. Proteins also contribute to the production of antibodies (defense cells of the body), thus strengthening the immune system and increasing the ability to fight infections. The calcium present in the fruit's composition ensures strong teeth and bones and prevents osteoporosis and other bone problems. Açaí potassium, combined with good water intake, avoids the terrible cramps in sports.
The natives of the Amazon region have always had the açaí as a powerful aphrodisiac, research confirms this power of the fruit, therefore, sexual pleasure is also benefited by it!
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Prevent cancer and Alzheimer's
- Decrease bad cholesterol (LDL)
- Prevent atherosclerosis
- Strengthen the immune system
- Prevent premature aging
- Improve bowel function
- Combat anemia
Add 1 tablespoon to your juice, smoothies, bakery, or tea once or twice a day.
Make your own Açaí Bowl, the berries are not naturally sweet, so you'll need to enhance its flavor one way or another. If you are using powdered Açaí, adding frozen fruit is an ideal option, which will both compliment and add sweetness, frozen banana, blueberries, strawberries and mango are particularly good matches.
Excessive consumption of açaí can be harmful due to the guarana syrup, used to sweeten the food, further increasing its caloric value. The ideal is to consume in moderation.