Acai has been around for thousands of years in the Amazon regions of Brazil. Acai is a product of a tree called the acai palm, and it is a drupe where an outer fleshy part of the fruit surrounds a seed inside.
According to some claims, Acai is extremely delicate and highly perishable. Some even say that an Acai Berry will start to perish within 24 hours of being harvested from the tree. That is why it ‘s hard to export this fruit fresh.
The acai berry is harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, and it comes from the acai palm tree. The acai berry colour is red to purple. The reason doctors believe this berry is excellent for overall well-being is due to a high antioxidant found in the berry, flavonoids, and anthocyanins which help fight off bad chemicals known as free radicals in the body.
Furthermore, this nutritious berry is high in fibre (it has more than 40%) and it is very rich in Omega 3, 6 and nine fats which help suppress the appetite, and you do not feel hungry for an extended period. If used in combination with proper diet and exercise this berry helps aid in weight loss.
Acai is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and amino acids. Acai oil from Acai fruit offers a promising alternative to traditional tropical oils for food, supplements, and cosmetic applications.
On Oprah’s site, Dr Oz includes Acai in top ten Super Foods that you could introduce to your diet.
The reason you hear Acai has anti-aging properties and a good detox product is that of antioxidants present in this fruit. These antioxidants also have a significant effect on your skin and your general health. Also, with a good amount of antioxidants in your body you can cleanse your system faster from accumulated and harmful toxins and waste. That is why acai is recommended as a detox remedy.
By removing accumulated amounts of waste your health will improve, and so will digestion, hormonal imbalance, and your mood.
Acai main benefits
- Speeds up metabolism
- Increases energy
- Reduces appetite
- Aids in weight losing process
- Help combat premature ageing
- Help promote cardiovascular and digestive health
- Muscle regeneration
Acai may be found in health food stores often in juice, powder form or capsules.
Similar to acai fruit itself, acai oil isolates contained phenolic acids such as vanillic, syringic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, and ferulic acid at highly increased concentrations in relation to acai pulp as well as (+)-catechin and numerous procyanidin oligomers. Because of its high phenolic content, the phytochemical-enriched acai oil from Acai fruit offers a promising alternative to traditional tropical oils for food, supplements, and cosmetic applications.
Many report a vast improvement in their skin complexion when using Acai berries. The skin naturally glows regardless of your age or sex. Furthermore, Acai contains valuable fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 which speeds up your metabolism thus supports your weight loss process. Fibres present in Acai Berry also aid to your digestion system, so you do not get hungry fast.