Do you know?
Açaí (ah-sa-ee) is a dark purple berry that resembles a blueberry, originating from the palm trees found in the Amazon rainforests.
An Açaí berry is packed with an incredible amount of antioxidants (up to 10 times the amount that blueberries offer), which helps cleanse the damaging effects of free-radicals in your body and fight signs of ageing.
It is loaded with Omegas 3, 6 & 9, a healthy fat that prevent heart disease and help maintain a healthy cholesterol. At around 2 grams per serving, açaí serves as a source of heart-healthy fibre in your diet.
It is also extremely low in sugar, making it a guilt-free and nutritious option as either a meal, dessert, or snack without having to worry the calories. Not to mention the berries are only about 70 calories a cup!
Benefits of Acai
#1 Great for Weight Loss
It helps shed off those unwanted pounds, but a daily intake will help keep them off.
#2 Great for Heart
It helps to reduce "bad" LDL cholesterol, improves blood circulation, preventing blood clots & relaxing vessels.
#3 Anti-cancer properties
Acai berries contain pigments called anthocyanins that can help reduce the risk of cancer.
#4 Great for skin
The antioxidants in acai berries fight off free radicals.