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Not only is this berry tasty but check out what it can do;
Nutritional & Health Benefits;
Antioxidants & Anti-Ageing
High levels of antioxidants fight free radical damage that leads to anti-ageing, so yes indeed, you can look ten years younger after just one bowl (please don't quote us on the ten year bit)
Healthy Omegas & Cardiovascular
Essential fatty acids including the vital Omega-3 help boost brain function and assist with heart health, blood pressure and increase metabolism.
Protein & Energy
Packed full of amino acids, Açai helps promote muscle performance, energy production and energy endurance. This leads to higher body energy levels and stamina.
Vitamins & Glowing Skin
Containing Vitamins A, B, C and E, Açai helps to support collagen production to give you that glowing, clearer and healthy skin.
Minerals & Immunity
Açai contains minerals such as Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc. Getting enough of these minerals along with Açai’s high level of vitamin C will support your immune system to help fight off colds, flu's and other illnesses.
Fibre & Digestion
50g of açai is nearly 100% of your recommended daily allowance. Fibre is needed for healthy digestion in the body.
Bringing Fresh Authentic Acai
From The Heart of Brazil
The Açai berry superfood, indigenous to the Amazon, can give your health, mind, body and immune system that extra boost and here is why;
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It's time for the Science
Antioxidants are molecules that prevent the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation produces free radicals which can damage the cells and glands within our bodies making us more prone to disease and ageing. Since our bodies are exposed to a variety of toxins and produce trillions of free radicals, it is important to take steps to reduce the effect of free radicals in the body.
Having a diet rich in antioxidants is the first step and you may have heard this antioxidants terminology before as you find it in both red wine and coffee. Introducing Açai into your regime is another possible way of preventing free radical damage. The School of Public Health at Harvard recommends people to up their intake of antioxidants in foods in order to protect against such risks.
ORAC is currently the most popular and most effective way of measuring antioxidant levels in foods, it determines how well antioxidants neutralize free radicals; the higher the value, the better the body utilises it to fight free radicals. The açai berry has a higher ORAC level than all other superfruits and has more than 10 times the level of blueberries. Açai ranks so high, it stands at 7th highest out of any other food source available for human consumption.
The Açai does not only contain high levels of antioxidants, it also contains essential fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9, helping to boost brain function. If that isn't enough, it is also high in fiber, 50g serving of Açai offers 26g of fiber, which is nearly 100% of your daily recommended intake!
Fiber is needed to support healthy digestion and it is also proven to lower cholesterol levels, subsequently reducing the risk of coronary artery disease. Açai and “foods rich in dietary fiber enhance satiety and help keep you feeling fuller longer, which assists in weight control.”
Aside from its high nutritional content, there has been a wide range of scientifical research done on the Açai berry, and these are some further results;
One study done on cancer cells in a petri dish showed a rise of cancer cell mortality after dripping concentrated Açai on some blood cancer cells taken from a woman with leukemia.
Açai was also found to boost immune cell function at low doses.
Studies on a controlled group people showed pain reduction and improvement in range in motion after daily dose of Açai.
A study on overweight people showed that after being given two packs of frozen Açai pulp everyday for a month, their fasting blood sugar dropped.
Food blogger and nutritionist 'Deliciously Ella' from the Daily Mail said: "Açai is unbelievably rich in antioxidants, with one of the highest levels ever tested, as well as vitamin E and omega-3s, all of which work to stop free radical damage. 'It’s also amazing for keeping your skin glowing and slowing down the signs of ageing".
In Brazil, Açai berry bowls are eaten around the clock.
he Açai berry will not cure all of your problems, but it sure will give you a serious advantage in keeping a healthy body and mind. It is extremely high in antioxidants, which may be the reason studies claim that it can help fight cancer; it lowers your cholesterol level; helps boost your immune system; slows down ageing; and it can help you lose weight!