Acai berries contain many anthocyanins and flavonoids, which are types of antioxidants. Anthocyanins give acai berries their purple hue. Other fruits and berries rich in anthocyanins include blueberries, red grapes, Concord grapes and maqui berries. They are the reason why many health experts recommend a small glass of red wine every day. But in fact, acai berries can provide up to thirty times more anthocyanins than red wine!
Health benefits of Acai berries?
Acai berries contain organic vegetable proteins, which are more easily processed by your body than the animal proteins found in meat and dairy products.
They are a great source of fibre, essential for digestive health. Acai berries contain soluble fibre which lower your blood cholesterol, and insoluble fibre, which is thought to reduce risk of developing cancer.
Acai berries contain plant sterols, which are phyto-chemicals that protect immune system, reduce cholesterol, and – for the men – contribute to prostate health. Saw Palmetto is a herb commonly used to prevent prostate enlargement,
and it is closely related to the acai palm, suggesting that they share similar properties.
Research done by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro shows that acai extract fights infections such as schistosomosis – a parasitic infection that affects many Brazilians – as well as the infection caused by the staphylococcus aureus.
The acai berries, goji berries, cranberries and raspberries in this bar are “super” because they are full of powerhouse antioxidants and dietary fiber, and it doesn’t hurt that they taste great! Acai berries also contain healthy unsaturated fatty acids that have a ratio similar to olive oil. We use only organic freeze-dried acai berries because freeze drying captures all the rich nutrients that this great fruit has to offer!
Acai has gained rapid popularity as a superfood used for health and vitality. Sourced directly from Brazil, our beneficial formula utilizes Acai pulp and provides you with the natural flavonoids and antioxidants that make Acai so popular. Antioxidants help protect against free radicals that can damage cells including those of the heart, eyes and skin.